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
The American flag is possibly the most timeless decoration to adorn every U.S. home or business, but, you may not have thought about using it in new, creative ways to spruce up your space in a patriotic manner. Continue reading
When your loved one is on active duty, he or she is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active duty sometimes means long separations and celebrating holidays alone, which can make this special holiday for sweethearts especially difficult. Continue reading
The holidays are a time for families to gather and celebrate the spirit of the season. Typically, this involves the whole family gathering around with hot cocoa in-hand or eating a delicious meal together. For families with active duty service members, the holidays can be a bit more complicated. Continue reading
Stocking stuffers are a fun way to honor family traditions with small, meaningful treats. It’s easy to find practical items that will add a pop to your gift giving. Continue reading
Thanksgiving has passed, and the holidays are almost here. This means it is prime time for some holiday shopping and festivities with family and friends. For veterans, this is an especially cherished time of year to catch up with loved ones around the dinner table or relax by the fireplace. Continue reading
Across the nation, citizens of the USA take the time to recognize those who served in our country’s military. Veteran’s Day is our chance to say “thank you” to our former and current soldiers in a public forum. Continue reading
On a chilly, windswept dune in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright experienced the longest controlled, powered flight yet known to humankind. The date was December 17, 1903.
The initial flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 10 feet per second. The day culminated with a flight of 59 seconds, which traveled across 852 feet of sand. Continue reading
The emblem of the United States Marine Corps is one of the most recognizable symbols in America. The Corps accepts only the most elite, dedicated soldiers, and that dedication truly lasts a lifetime. Marines proudly display the Corps emblem on their vehicles, their clothing and even their skin!
The flag of the Marine Corps flies outside homes across the country, showing support for the members of this elite group that protects our country. While the flag displays the iconic emblem, there are also other important features to understand on this proud banner and the history behind its creation. Continue reading
Memorial Day is just around the bend, bringing with it a time to reflect on those who died in active military service defending our country. For nearly 150 years, we have gathered in the late spring to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their lives to the military services and the defense of our country.
Though the first commemorative events weren’t held in the United States until the 10th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen dates back thousands of years. It dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held annual days of remembrance for loved ones each year, including their soldiers. Continue reading