American Heritage

  1. From Sea to Shining Sea: Thirteen of America's Most Patriotic Boats and Yachts

    Thirteen of America's Most Patriotic Boats and YachtsAmerica is a strong nation founded upon the principles of liberty and freedom. Naturally, Americans exhibit the same fundamental spirit of patriotism that this great nation was founded upon, whether it’s demonstrated through the actions of brave men and women who fight every day for our freedom overseas, or by simple gestures and actions that show support for our country at home. This can be as simple as dressing up your boat or yacht with boat flags on Memorial Day and proudly waving the
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  2. 25 Easy Ways to Celebrate Armed Forces Day

    25 Easy Ways to Celebrate Armed Forces DayThe celebration of Armed Forces Day was made official by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, and since then, it has become a valuable opportunity to celebrate the people that protect America. The day is associated with air shows, crowded museums and concerts to many people, but there are more easy-going ways to celebrate the holiday.
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  3. Celebrate Armed Forces Day with Military Gifts

    Armed Forces Day has been recognized as an official national holiday since 1961. America celebrates Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday of May every year, and in 2017, May 20th is the day to remember. Since Armed Forces Day is not far off, many of us want to find the perfect gift to show our love and support for the U.S. military and their families. Showing support by visiting military air shows and attending patriotic parades it a wonderful way to spend the day. Giving a gift, however, serves as a constant reminder of our American pride all year long. American flag against blue sky

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  4. I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag: A History of the Pledge of Allegiance

    The Pledge of Allegiance is recited every day across the United States of America, whether it’s in school, a group meeting or a commemorative service. People of all ages know to face the flag, place their right hand over their heart and recite the words. As an American, we learn the pledge of allegiance at a very young age and often recite it each day of our lives. But what is the history and meaning behind the Pledge of Allegiance, and how were its words (some of which have been highly debated) chosen?

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  5. Flying the American Flag – Most Patriotic Houses in the U.S.A.

    Throughout the United States, several historic homes have become symbols of America’s rich heritage and the patriots that helped shape the country. These landmarks provided a backdrop to the American Revolution, housing the fathers and mothers of America as they struggled to gain independence and freedom. As these homes became synonymous with American patriotism, many tourists have made a pilgrimage to visit these illustrious estates. Today, these homes are kept in pristine condition, oftentimes decorated with an American flag in honor of their legacies.

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  6. POW/MIA Flag: History and Significance

    POW-MIA flag graphic "you are not forgotten" The United States Armed Forces have engaged in countless battles in defense of the freedom so many of us take for granted. We see coverage of the devastation of war on the news but rarely see information on the members of the military who are captured or missing during these conflicts.
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  7. Flags of the American Revolution

    Betsy Ross flag on flag pole The Revolutionary War inspired the first sense of American patriotism in those who fought for American independence. Revolutionaries took every step they could to separate themselves and their beloved country from all aspects of British rule. Each colony had their own flag that was used by many militia groups as a battlefield standard, and those flags influence some state flags we still see today. However, there were some flags that grew from a specific regiment or area that have also influenced some of our modern banners.
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  8. Patriotic Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the History Buff in Your Life

    Statue of Abraham LincolnChocolates, flowers, and hearts are what people typically think of when discussing potential Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones. However, if you have an intellectual old soul in your life that loves all things history related, choose something they will truly appreciate.
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  9. Made in the USA: 50 Products from 50 States

    made-in-the-usa With more and more manufacturers moving production overseas, it’s more important than ever to support local economies by buying American made products. Take a look at the list below and find new companies to support in your effort to keep jobs in America.
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  10. Flag of the President of the United States

    Since the birth of our great nation, the American flag has gone through many changes and designs and, though the first president was elected in 1789, there wasn’t an official flag for the Commander in Chief until 1882. Congress then declared that the president was the commander of the army and navy and, with this designation, they needed flags to denote the president’s presence.

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