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History of the Rough Riders Flag

"Rough Riders" Teddy Roosevelt Flag

The regimental flag for the first volunteer cavalry in the Spanish-American War, better known as the “Rough Riders”, is a colorful flag for a colorful group of characters. Under the leadership of Colonel Leonard Wood and second in command Theodore Roosevelt, the army unit included a diverse group of rough and tumble cowboys and miners,… continue

Holidays

May 15: Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day. May 15. Holiday concept.

You’ve likely heard of Memorial Day, but have you heard of Peace Officers Memorial Day? This observance takes place in the United States each year on May 15th, just a couple of short weeks before Memorial Day weekend.  Recognizing Peace Officers on May 15 Though it is not a federal public holiday in the United… continue

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State Flag Flown at The Gettysburg Address

Pennsylvania State Flag

The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the Civil War, and, sadly, one of the nation’s bloodiest battles. Because of the tragic loss of life on the battlefield, the U.S. Government commissioned a national cemetery on the site of the battle in Gettysburg PA. At the dedication ceremony, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one… continue