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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 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 […]

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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, today, bringing to fore, more such unknown facts about Canada. 1. Cheese Loving Nation: Canadians love cheese. […]

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5 Notable Facts About the Canadan Flag You Didn’t Know

This year the Canadian flag becomes 52 years old. But there are a number of interesting things about this flag that you should know. Check the following 5 notable facts about the Canadian flag. 1. Maple leaf: the central symbol The maple leaf became the main national symbol in 1965, after the suggestion of George […]

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6 Striking Facts About Pirate Flags You Didn’t Know

Pirates used flags as a psychological weapon. They were meant to strike fear into the hearts of sailors so that they surrender without much resistance. When we think of a pirate flag we imagine a black flag with a white skull and bones. This flag is known as the Jolly Rogers. The skulls were meant […]

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7 Facts About the Confederate Flag that Prove It’s Not About Racism

Sometimes, history doesn’t always remember things in a positive light. Events, famous quotes, and symbols of history can be remembered fondly or with contempt. Some things in American history deserve healthy skepticism, such as the Vietnam War, Dennis Rodman, capri pants, and, let’s be honest, most fashion choices of the 1980s.   However, some things […]

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