Wounded vet presented with smart home near Annapolis

E.B. Furgurson III Capital Gazette

How did a wounded warrior react when he toured his new home?

Army Sgt. Adam Keys’ life was changed in an instant in Kandahar, Afghanistan. An IED, like the one he and his crew specialized in hunting and disarming, was detonated remotely. He was the only one to survive the 2010 incident, but lost both legs above the knee and his left arm due to infections.Building for America's Bravest

Sgt. Adam Keys, center, makes his way down his driveway to see his new home. Photo Paul W. Gillespie Capital Gazette

His life changed again Wednesday when he used his phone to open the front door of his new home outside Annapolis, donated via organizations dedicated to providing smart homes for seriously wounded vets. Read More »

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Doylestown September 11 Memorial Groundbreaking Is Wednesday

Kara Seymour Doylestown Patch

Doylestown, PA — There will be an official groundbreaking for a September 11 memorial sculpture in Doylestown on Wednesday afternoon.

The Renew. Resolve. Remember. sculpture, which will incorporate an I-beam from the World Trade Center, is being gifted to Bucks County by the Travis Manion Foundation. It will be located at the county Justice Center.

Photo Doylestown Patch

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“The sculpture is a testament to the resiliency of the American spirit and honors all who have been affected by the events of 9/11/2001,” the Travis Manion Foundation said in a statement. Read More »

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Pope Francis’ NYC visit includes stops at Ground Zero, in Harlem

Associated Press 

Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States. He’ll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for the U.S. Catholic Church in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.

The Vatican published the itinerary Tuesday for the eagerly awaited September 19-28 visit.

Francis added the Cuba leg onto the start of his U.S. trip at the last minute after helping contribute to the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

In Cuba, he’ll celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana — as both of his predecessors did during their trips to the Caribbean island nation. He’ll travel to Holguin and pray before the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, the patron of Cuba, and meet with Cuban families in the eastern city of Santiago. Read More »

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