Staying United During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of American life. From the closing of schools and churches to the shutdown of gyms, restaurants and bars, Americans are feeling isolated and anxious. As we all adjust to this new normal – practicing social distancing, working and schooling from home, employing self-quarantines – it becomes increasingly difficult… continue

History Lessons

The Battle of Plattsburgh & Its Unusual Flag

Battle of Plattsburgh Veterans Exempt Flag

Fought between the Americans and the British in the Great Lakes Region of New York State during the War of 1812, the Battle of Plattsburgh has all the makings of a great movie plot. Especially if (spoiler alert) you like when the underdog wins. It has intrigue, strategy, an interesting cast of characters, and even… continue


U.S. Veterans By The Numbers

Veterans Day, which is observed each year on November 11, is an opportunity to not just think of those who perished in times of war, but to thank those veterans who are still alive today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that accounts for more than 18 million Americans, the majority of whom served during… continue

Decorating With Flags

How to Decorate for Veterans Day

Front of home decorated with American flags, pleated fans and a fence with bunting

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11 in honor of all who have served in the United States military. Although sometimes confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day is an opportunity to thank not just those who perished in times of war, but the more 18 million veterans who are still alive today. Veterans Day… continue