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1st in, last out of Vietnam

As Captain James Stockdale climbed into the cockpit of his A-4 Skyhawk on September 9, 1965, he could scarcely have imagined the seven years of hell that awaited him. Stockdale’s plane was shot down over North Vietnam that day. He ejected, breaking his back and badly dislocating a knee when he fell to earth. Soon […]

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“Don’t Tread on Me”

Year: 1751   Source: Pennsylvania Gazette   Benjamin Franklin wrote a commentary suggesting a way to thank the Brits for their policy of sending convicted felons to America – the colonists should send rattlesnakes to England!Three years later, Franklin created and published the first known political cartoon in an American newspaper. It was the image […]

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Mixed Martial Artist Saves Clerk From Beating

It pays to be able to defend yourself and your community from danger. Mayura Dissanyake, an unsuspecting gas station clerk was tending to the store when he heard a commotion coming from the parking lot outside the station. Upon leaving his post and investigating further, he found his fellow store clerk being beaten and robbed […]

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The Plot to Remove Washington: Part 2

Yesterday we began this story (see it here). You heard about Dr. Benjamin Rush, the Father of American Psychiatry, who was one of the most vocal critics of Washington’s handling of his troops.   This was the same Benjamin Rush who, all evidence to the contrary, championed bloodletting as a miracle cure.   I’m sure […]

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“…giving them the best I had…”

Sergeant Alvin York is one of America’s most famous soldiers.  Son of a blacksmith, York was raised on a small farm in Tennessee.  In his own words: “I used to drink a lot of moonshine. I used to gamble my wages away week after week. I used to stay out late at night. I had […]

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8 American Flag Rules Every American Should Know

The flag is the emblem of United States of America as a separate nation. Therefore, it should be respected by every person all the time. However, most people are not aware of most of the rules that should be observed, and thus disrespect the identity of the nation.   Here are eight rules about the […]

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9 Rules About American Flags Most People Are Not Following

Whether you call it Ol’ Glory, the Stars and Bars, or a star-spangled banner, the American flag is one of our most important symbols. Yet, many Americans may not realize that the United States Code details the rules for displaying the flag. According to the Independence Hall Organization, here are nine common misconceptions that people […]

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