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British Red Ensign and American Independence

The British Red Ensign Flag was well-known in the American Colonies during the 1700s.  The English Royal Navy adopted in in 1625, and it was used by English merchant ships from about 1650. During the 1700s the British Red Ensign Flag was the official British flag, and since the American colonies were British, it was […]

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“I’m in! I’m in!”

If you’ve watched movies from the 40’s and 50’s then you’ve most likely seen Jimmy Stewart in starring roles in It’s a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, The Spirit of St. Louis, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and more. He was a kind, soft-spoken, and down to earth guy with a distinctive drawl that helped […]

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Just Getting Started: Bunker Hill

The first major battle of the American Revolution,the Battle of Bunker Hill, was fought on June 17, 1775.  Also called Battle of Breed’s Hill, it occurred in Charlestown – now part of Boston – during the Siege of Boston. Although the British eventually won the battle, it gave great encouragement to the revolutionary cause. The […]

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The Green Mountain Boys

Americans from all 13 Colonies – now all states in the U.S. –  played vital roles in the War of Independence.  But the first rebel victory of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga, was won by a militia of less than 100 men, known as the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont.   Ethan […]

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The Bear Flag Revolt

Things were tense on the West Coast in 1846. California was Mexican territory, but American settlers were a growing population. Mexico had reason to worry. They had already lost Texas to rebellion. When word reached California that a Mexican-American war was approaching, the California Americans were concerned that the Mexican Army might strike them first.  […]

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A Medal of Honor For A Vietnam Vet

Today James C. McCloughan, receives America’s highest military honor. President Donald Trump has the special privilege of presenting the 71 year old Vietnam veteran with the Medal of Honor at the White House. McCloughan reported to Army basic training in Kentucky in September 1968. On his last day of training the 23 year old private first […]

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7 Amazing Facts About the Irish Flag

The Irish flag, also known to many as the Irish tricolor or Bratach na hÉireann in local dialect, is easy to mistake with several other flags for sale, like Italy’s or Ivory Coast’s. But after reading all the interesting trivia about it, people will remember it and have a renewed respect for the country, its […]

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15 States with Strange Flag Rules

The 50-Star Flag, also known as the ‘Stars and Stripes’, became the United States official flag on Monday, July 4, 1960, following Executive Order No. 10834 of the Late President Dwight Eisenhower. Prior to the Executive Order published on Tuesday, August 25, 1959, the United States recognized both of the 48-Star Flag and the 49-Star […]

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9 Intresting Facts About The German Flag

Taking a gander at the German flag, you may wonder about the story behind the dark, red and gold. Beyond question, it is stacked with culture and custom. The flag itself passes on a rich German history, and the shades portray a specific pride for the German people. The following is a summary of 9 […]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Canada

Canada is a vast nation consisting of 6 different time-zones and the longest coastline in the world. There are also quite a few other facts about Canada which you would not have a clue about. We will be bringing unknown facts about Canada. 1. Cheese Loving Nation:Canadians love cheese. They are the largest consumer of Kraft Macaroni […]

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