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"One year ago, 12 Americans went to work to protect and strengthen the country they loved. Today, we must do the same—rejecting atrocities like these as the new normal and renewing our call for common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the gun violence that shatters too many American families every day." —President Obama on the Washington Navy Yard shooting one year ago today

Check out how the National Archives is celebrating DC Fashion Week.


This pillbox hat, which was worn during John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign, was one of Jackie Kennedy’s signature looks. The smallish, brimless headpiece was popular for both its simplicity and elegance, two major characteristics of the First Lady’s fashion. Be sure to check out today’s Pieces of History post for more on Jackie Kennedy’s unique fashion and signature style! National Archives Identifier: 7851368.

From preparing the workforce to mobilizing volunteers, check how AmeriCorps is getting things done.


How AmeriCorps Gets Things Done

In the last 20 years, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have been improving the lives of millions. From preparing the workforce to mobilizing volunteers; check out this awesome infographic to see How AmeriCorps Gets Things Done. To learn more visit