Archive for the ‘Patriotism’ Category

Happy Fourth of July, America!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Tomorrow is the 4th of July. People across the country will celebrate at barbecues, outings and parades. We’ll decorate our homes, thrill to exciting fireworks displays and fly our flags proudly.

It will be an amazing day.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor Day: 70 Years Later

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

December 7, 1941. The date was forever burned into the memories of an entire generation.

It was the day Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. They arrived without warning, and without a formal declaration of war. What happened next changed the world forever.

Today – December 7, 2011 – we look back and we remember. 70 years later, the attack on Pearl Harbor is still recognized as one of the most notorious and tragic events in American history.

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Patriot Day: We Will Never Forget

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Some events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who were there. A few are significant enough to impact the entire world. People will often share stories about how these moments affected their lives. These stories are passed on to every generation, because they must never be forgotten.

One of the most unforgettable and agonizing moments in American history began on September 11, 2001.

It started like any other morning. People woke up and prepared for a fresh new day. And then, without warning, everything changed. We heard the shocking news that a commercial airliner had crashed into one of New York’s Twin Towers.

The whole world stopped. We watched in horror as footage of the devastating crash was broadcast on every channel. We wondered what could have gone wrong. It wasn’t long before we learned the truth. Four planes had been hijacked. And things were about to get much worse.

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Celebrating Independence Day

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

It will be a day of outdoor fun, barbecues and fireworks displays. A day when proud Americans stand even taller and hold their heads even higher. We are bold, determined individuals at all times, and on the 4th of July we celebrate our freedoms and way of life.

On Independence Day, people from across this great nation will come together to hang out, share funny stories and create new memories. And we’ll take a moment to remember the patriots who made this day possible.

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Remembering September 11th: Patriot Day

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Some events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who experienced them. Their stories are re-told to every generation, because they must never be forgotten. One of the most cataclysmic and unforgettable moments in American history began on the quiet morning of September 11, 2001.

People across the United States woke up that day and heard the terrifying news that four commercial airliners had been hijacked. American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 93 were all under terrorist control. We waited to hear the hijacker’s demands, but it wasn’t long before the devastating truth behind their mission was revealed.

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The 19th Amendment Celebrates 90 Years

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

19AmendmentIt may be hard to believe, but if you look back more than 90 years in American history women did not have the right to vote. That changed on August 18, 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was officially ratified.

American women had begun fighting for the right to vote several decades before this triumphant day finally arrived. It started with a movement known as women’s suffrage.

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American Independence

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

flagWe are Americans. Strong, bold, determined individuals who never stop working for a better tomorrow. On the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence.

America was forged by people who believed that anything was possible, and just kept working until they succeeded. That conviction still permeates the country today. There is no obstacle too big for us to overcome, no goal we cannot achieve and no destination we will not reach if we set our minds to it. We stand together, toil together and triumph together.
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Pearl Harbor Day

Monday, December 7th, 2009
The USS Arizona after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The USS Arizona after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 7, 1941. This date was permanently burned into the memory of an entire generation, and more than 65 years later it still holds as one of the most notorious dates in American history.

It was the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a day that changed the world forever. Just before 8a.m. that morning, a group of Japanese planes approached the unsuspecting naval base. They arrived without warning, and without a formal declaration of war.
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