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  1. 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.
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  2. 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?”
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  3. Best American History Picture Books for Young Children

    library shelf childrens books Getting your child excited about history starts with reading to them at a young age. With a myriad of books about history, there are so many excellent books to pick from. Each of these books will spark your child’s imagination, as well as give them a small sense of pride as they begin to understand the country they are a part of.
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  4. 12 Postage Stamps to Add Panache to Your Wedding Invitations

    cream wedding stationery set There are many things to think about when planning your wedding – the décor, the ceremony, the music…the dress! One thing you will likely spend many hours contemplating is your wedding invitation. This is often the first glimpse your guests will see of what to expect at your wedding, and you want to wow them!
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  5. Celebrating Our Finest Leaders: Top Five Presidential Libraries

    presidential library highway sign Presidential libraries are quintessentially and patriotically American. Located across the United States, these libraries are nothing like your local neighborhood library. In fact, the 15 Presidential libraries are a combination of national history, the personal history of the leaders of the land, and a record of the times in which the leaders served.
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  6. Best American History Museums for the Whole Family

    US flag national musem of american history entrance Memorial Day may have passed, but it is always a good time to catch up on American history. Fully stocked with original artifacts, museums that focus on U.S. history also provide unique hands-on experiences that truly immerse you in historical events. With that in mind, we've rounded up the seven best American history museums for the whole family to help you decide where to visit this summer.
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  7. Outdoor Decorations for Summer Solstice

    Summertime is marked by hot days and warm nights, cookouts and outdoor get-togethers. The days of summer are long. In fact, they are some of the longest of the year. The summer solstice occurs on Thursday, June 21, and many people celebrate this longest day of the year.

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  8. State Flag of Utah – Legacy of the Beehive State

    Flag of Utah state of the United States The state of Utah conjures up quite a few images in the minds of most Americans: Salt Lake City and its beautiful sights, stunning National Parks and strong professional sports. Only a true native Utahan would cite the state’s nickname — the Beehive State. The beehive is more symbolic than literal, but it’s an example of the pride the residents of Utah have in their state and its symbols, like the state flag.
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  9. 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.

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  10. The Significance of Military Star Flags

    Service Banner Although they have not been used a lot since World War II, the United States Service Flag is beginning to find favor once again with family members who have relatives serving in the United States Armed Forces. The purpose of the flag is to honor those family members on active duty in times of war or hostilities.
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