Before National Ice Cream Month melts away into August – a look at the iconic American frozen custard stand. While a few classic shops remain, many have been lost to time and the wrecking ball – or modernized as part of national chains. But across the country, cool neon and bright lights still welcome.
The colors red, white and blue have always captured the American spirit. After September 11, 2001, flag sales increased dramatically. Now more than a decade later, the Stars and Stripes are still proudly displayed.
In recognition of Memorial Day, CNN Senior Producer Mike Roselli photographed monuments in Washington, D.C. dedicated to those who fought in America’s wars.
Thursday the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be dedicated in Dallas on the campus of Southern Methodist University. It is the country’s 13th official presidential library and the third in Texas. The $250 million dollar, 14,000 square foot building highlights the two terms of the 43rd president of the United States. There is a replica of the Oval Office and a recreation of the White House Rose Garden. Among the artifacts on display are some of the 43,000 gifts the President and First Lady received while in Washington, the bullhorn the president used at ground zero following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and a Florida butterfly ballot from the contested 2000 election.
With the opening of the Library, CNN Political Producer Mike Roselli, who covered that 2000 campaign, dug into his political archives for some Bush memorabilia.