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On August 10 each year, we celebrate the founding of the United States Department of Defense. It was on August 10, 1949, that the National Military Establishment absorbed the major military departments and was renamed the Department of Defense. The United States Department of Defense is the world's largest employer, providing for more than 2.8 million service personnel and civilians.

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When was your state admitted to the Union? Which states celebrate their admission to the Union each month? Here is a month-by-month account, with links to view the flags of each state.

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What began as the Badge of Military Merit, originating with George Washington in 1782, has evolved into the Purple Heart award that we know of today. To date, the United States has awarded more than 1.9 million Purple Heart Awards to members of our armed forces. National Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year.

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On August 4 each year, we celebrate the founding of the United States Coast Guard. A direct carry-through from the Revenue Marine, the United States Coast Guard is the oldest contiguous seagoing force in service to the United States.

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Korean War Memorial at West Potomac Park in Washington D.C.Click to shop 100% American-Made United States Korean War Veterans flags and gifts from LIBERTY FLAGS, The American Wave® The Story of the Korean War In 1945, at the end of World War II, Korea was divided into two states. North Korea was to be rebuilt under the direction of the Soviet Union, and South Korea was to be managed by the United States. The division was made along the 38th parallel, a decision made primarily because of the geopolitical tensions which were being discovered, and would ultimately lead to the...

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Residential Flagpoles – Is it Time? Flagpoles are enhancing home-improvement items. A home owner who is equipped with a few basic insights will be well on their way to successful planning.

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As of this writing, the United States is the only country to have crew members walk on the Moon — in fact, we did so six times between 1969 and 1972. The first of these missions was Apollo 11. The spaceflight was launched on July 16, 1969, and returned to Earth on July 24, 1969…

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The Medal of Honor is a U.S. military decoration awarded to armed forces personnel who have distinguished themselves in actual combat by acts of valor. It  was established on July 13, 1862, and National Medal of Honor Day is observed on March 25 each year.

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What makes this house-mounted flag set better than other options? In short, the spinning pole. It’s true that the American Wave® Flag is made from premium quality materials and is produced entirely in the United States, but the spinning pole feature is good in a big way...

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When you're in the throes of celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family, or watching a local fireworks presentation, it's difficult to catch all of the grand fireworks displays from across the United States. Here is the one that we think topped the list this year. Plus, top patriotic music selections from the Independence Day season.

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Independence Day is over and the celebration is committed to memory. If you decorated your home for the 4th of July, you might be wondering how to care for the fabric patriotic decorations. Here are some important pointers...

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The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and celebration plans are underway to include patriotic decoration, fireworks, concerts, barbecues, parades and of course - our very own Old Glory! Here are a few fun facts you may want to share at your celebration + our Independence Day Spotify playlist...

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Prior to 1912, the design of the United States flag was pretty much whatever interpretation left the sewing machine. Luckily, President William Howard Taft laid down some ground rules with the 1912 update.

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A Slow Process... In 2021, Juneteenth National Independence Day was established as the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted in 1983. The end of slavery in the United States was a slow process that began with the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863. This immediately made slavery illegal in states that had joined the Confederacy. The 13th Amendment, adopted in April of 1864, made all slavery illegal nationwide. The Final Push Enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment often relied upon the presence of Union troops. Remote states, like Texas, were more difficult...

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