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Educators’ Meeting Addresses Vietnam Era

As part of a four-day event focusing on classroom instruction on the Vietnam War era and the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi will meet today with 84 educators from across the country at a Congressional breakfast reception in the Senate Caucus Room for the second annual Teach Vietnam Teachers’ Network.

USA Freedom Corps Director John Bridgeland and Members including Reps. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.) and Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.) will also participate.

The conference is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew Carroll of the Legacy Project, the Dawkins Family Foundation, FedEx Corp., Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., TV Worldwide, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Corporate Council members Richard Lieb of The Dewey Companies and William Murdy of Comfort Systems USA.

Scandinavian Music At the LOC Today

The music of Scandinavia will take center stage at a concert featuring the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble and Becky Weis at noon today on the Neptune Plaza on the west front of the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building.

In addition to traditional and “oldtime” songs and dance music from the Upper Midwest’s Scandinavian communities, Minnesota state folklorist Philip Nusbaum will provide insight into the area’s musical traditions.

The concert, presented by the American Folklife Center, is the third installment of the “Homegrown 2003: The Music of America” series.

The event is free and open to the public.

— Bree Hocking

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