Few things have the power to bring people together as seamlessly as love, loss and true conviction for a cause. The Civil Rights movement is a great example of people coming together and fighting for freedom, However, throughout history, there has been push back for even the most basic of human rights movements. When’s the… continue
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The Bennington flag, a beautiful banner with 13 stars and stripes, has been through just about everything in US history… except the actual Battle of Bennington in 1777! Although the flag’s creator, Nathaniel Fillmore, was a soldier in the battle and played a key role in the success of the Saratoga campaign early on in… continue
What do Mark Zuckerberg, Albert Einstein and Betsy Ross all have in common, and what does that have to do with the history of Flag Day? Mark Zuckerberg didn’t come up with the original idea for Facebook, he “stole” it from the Winklevoss twins, who contracted Zuckerberg to create an eerily similar website for them. … continue
The American flag has a few nicknames—some call it “the Stars and Stripes,” after its distinguished appearance, or “the Star-Spangled Banner” as an ode to the national anthem. None of these monikers, however, carry the same mix of defiance and reverence as the title originally bestowed upon Captain William Driver’s 17- by 10-foot banner, which… continue
What is the most difficult situation you’ve ever been through? Have you ever had to make a life changing decision that felt like it could only be a lose-lose situation? We all go through difficult situations, but our armed forces often have to sacrifice their lives for the betterment of the American people. That is… continue