Historic Flags of the Smithsonian – A Visitor’s Guide

star spangled banner

Until the War of 1812, the American flag was generally considered a utilitarian object and didn’t attract the reverence of the general public. Its primary function was to identify ships and forts. Throughout history, the flag has emerged time and again to rally the nation in a time of crisis. Continue reading

Contemporary Celebrities Who Volunteer with the USO

closeup USA military uniform

The USO (United Service Organization) is a wonderful program that is focused on helping men and women in the Armed Forces stay connected to family and their country. President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the USO in 1941 to lift the morale of military members while in uniform. The USO is chartered by Congress but relies heavily on private donations to function. Today, there are over 200 USO centers in many countries on every continent. Continue reading

Bringing the Past to Life – 18 Engaging American History Lessons

history class blackboard

History has never been one of the most popular topics in school for most students. The thought of needing to memorize a page full of facts and dates is enough to give the shudders to even the most stoic of students. How many times did a history teacher hear, “But why can’t history be fun?” Continue reading

20 Ways to Show Your American Pride Wherever You Go

20 Ways to Show Your American Pride Wherever You Go

American pride is more than a feeling. It binds us together as citizens of the greatest country in the world and provides common ground for even the most divided groups. Pride in our country isn’t something that should be shelved until July. It can be a part of our everyday lives and a lot of fun to explore on a daily basis. Continue reading

Holiday Flags for Small-Town Celebrations

If you’re looking for a great way to add a little bit of festive flair to your small-town holiday celebration, there’s no better choice than holiday flags and banners. These flags come in a wide variety of holiday-themed decorations featuring snowmen, Santa, candy canes, winter animals, reindeers, snowflakes, and more. They’re also available with special seasonal messages like “Season’s Greetings” and “Merry Christmas.” In other words, they’re the perfect way to add some warm cheer to your town this year!

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