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Taiko Dojo: Music

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, hear the taiko drumming of Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. This art form is being performed in San Jose's Japantown as the Taiko Dojo troop seek to keep this musical form and piece of Japanese heritage alive.

West Virginia History in 10 Seconds l Frank Buckles

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Examine the military career of Frank Buckles

War on Cocoa Beach | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Many folks are not aware of the fact that in World War II, the war was not ALL being fought across the Atlantic. There were dangers right here in America, off the coast of Cocoa Beach.

Sanford Naval Air Station | Central Florida Roadtrip

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In the early years, the Sanford area was mostly agricultural. But that all changed in the 1940’s, with the threat of war on the horizon.

Corporal Margaret Hastings

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Corporal Hastings was a member of the female branch of the U.S. Army, Women's Army Corps, or WAC's. In 1944 she survived a plane crash in the jungles of Papua, New Guinea. She endured extreme hardships after this event but eventually was rescued and had a hero's welcome upon her return to Owego, NY.

Kissimmee – AKA “Cow Town” | Central Florida Roadtrip

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In the early 1900’s, the Cowboy culture started to emerge in Kissimmee and the Cattle business became a way of life.

Know Ohio | Famous Ohio Veterans

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Today, United States Veterans make up approximately 7% of Ohio's population. Meet three individuals who risked their lives and made sacrifices for their country. African American Robert Madison was segregated and prevented from fighting along with his white counterparts. His all-black unit made significant contributions during World War II. Also during that war, Ohioan Margaret Henry served through the Red Cross and was drawn into the Battle of the Bulge. Vietnam War veteran Thomas Nelson Moe served as an Air Force pilot, was shot down, and imprisoned for five years. These three represent a small portion of the service contributed by Ohio's veterans.