A historical flag dating all the way back to the 1600s has regained popularity lately. If you’ve seen a red and gold flag featuring the image of a small animal in a barrel and the words “Come Out You Cuckold” displayed, you’ve caught a glimpse of a flag that was historically used during the English… continue
History lessons is a grouping of historical stories and tidbits. The topics range from the American Civil War through interesting items from around the world. Please use the comments area to ask questions and make suggestions for future topics.
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
Since 1921, Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Solider has served as a place of memory and mourning, a powerful symbol of service and sacrifice. It is the Cemetery’s most iconic memorial, visited by millions every year, and guarded 24 hours a day by rigorously trained, handpicked soldiers, known respectfully as Tomb Guards. On… continue
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
Often referred to as simply, “Columbia”, Lady Columbia pre-dates Lady Liberty as the female personification of the United States. She shares her name with many American institutions and places, including Columbia Pictures, the District of Columbia, Columbia University and, now our, new line of American Flags, but who is she, what are the origins of… continue