Category Archives: USA

All Gave Some, And Some Gave All

Memorial Day. I love this annual holiday. It is the unofficial kick off of summer, and there are never too many barbecues, sunny days, and happy voices for me to tire of this oncoming hot, sweaty, shorts and sandals season. But … Continue reading

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“A Date Which Will Live In Infamy”

My dad never spoke of his service to our country. In her gravest tone of voice, my mother taught us at an early age to never, ever ask him about the Navy, or World War II, or Pearl Harbor. And … Continue reading

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That I May Participate In This Republic

We all know what today is, right? National Constitution Day! Yes! This is the 227th anniversary of the day our United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Besides being the supreme law of the United States of America, which … Continue reading

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V-J Day And The Giant Smooch

 V-J Day! August 14, 1945, President Harry S Truman announced Japan had surrendered, and the war was over; insurmountable joy bursting forth in that moment, one such expression caught forever in time by photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt. Over the years, several … Continue reading

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Happy 2nd of July! Or 4th Of July! Oh, Close Enough

“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, … Continue reading

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Old Glory’s Day!

June 14, 1777 – Continental Congress adopts the following: Resolved: That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. The … Continue reading

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