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May 8, 2020

Victory Half Won: Remembering V-E Day 75 Years Later

Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, marked a moment of profound joy and relief in Pittsburgh and the nation. But those feelings were tempered by the realization that the war was not yet won, and perhaps worse was on the horizon.

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May 6, 2020

With Mercy and Compassion – National Nurse’s Day

Chief Historian Anne Madarasz delves into the history of the Sisters of Mercy, who founded Mercy Hospital, the first hospital in Western Pennsylvania and the first Mercy hospital in the world, on this year's Nurse's Day.

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May 3, 2020

Bells Across Pennsylvania Day

The Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association is encouraging all residents and houses of worship to ring bells for three minutes at 7 p.m. on May 3, 2020, to recognize those on the frontlines battling COVID-19, to show solidarity with elected officials and governments in this effort, and to demonstrate resolve that we will prevail in this challenge. This effort draws on a long history of using bells to communicate across distances and to mark important events or times.

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