History

May 25, 2020
The Origins of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, began in the wake of the War Between the States.  As with the War, which had many reasons for its origin, so too Decoration Day…

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March 11, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day: Bigger in America than in Ireland

Several countries helped colonize the land that would eventually become the United States, so it’s unsurprising that their legacy can still be seen in our holidays.  Mardi Gras pays homage…

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June 15, 2018
What actually happened on July 4th?

If there’s one thing Americans know to do on July 4th, it’s have parades and barbeques, fly American flags, light off fireworks, and in general, enjoy a day well into…

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November 21, 2017
Thanksgiving: facts vs fiction

The United States is known worldwide for its observation of Thanksgiving, and many in other countries, though it is not of their tradition, really appreciate the sentiment of taking the…

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