Purple Heart Day: How Small Communities and Big Cities Plan to Honor Wounded Warriors

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General George Washington created Purple Heart Day in 1782 as a badge of military merit for soldiers who had been wounded during “any singularly act of meritorious action.” The soldier would be presented this badge, their name would be inscribed in the “Book of Merit” along with their regiment and they would be publicly recognized for their valor. Continue reading

Patriotic Decorations for Independence Day

Independence Day is the epitome of summer celebration in America. For the majority of the American population, July Fourth invoke visions of red, white and blue, stars and stripes, cookouts and fireworks. These are quintessential holiday trimmings that make the feel like the celebration of America that it is. Continue reading

Military Gear to Show Your Support for Patriotic Holidays

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America is known as the land of the free and the home of the brave for a reason. The constant advancement of our country is due to the men and women who served our country throughout our nation’s history. The sacrifices that they made help ensure that we can maintain all the freedoms that are part and parcel of American citizenship. Continue reading

8 Tips for Caring for Your American Flag at Home

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It is important to demonstrate respect for the American flag and the nation it represents by adhering to proper flag etiquette. Displaying a worn, tattered flag is a serious violation of this code of respect. Torn, faded flags are inappropriate symbols to represent the strength and valor of the United States. Caring for your American flag properly will ensure that it maintains its splendor for as long as possible. Continue reading

Patriotic Decorations to Honor Naval Reserves Day

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The approach of Naval Reserves Day is a call to action for patriots to show their support of this honored corps. The U.S. Naval Reserve, as it is known today, was established on August 29, 1916, as World War I waged its way across the Eastern hemisphere.

The brave men and women of the Reserves stand on guard at home, ready to respond when called up during times of national crisis — a duty that now stands at over a century old. Their slogan: Ready then. Ready now. Ready always. Continue reading