The Purple Heart – Our First Military Medal


233 years ago today, General Washington started a tradition to honor soldiers  for their ‘bravery, fidelity, and good conduct’. Read more about how the Purple Heart got started. http://www.homeofheroes.com/medals/purple_heart/purple_heart.html

Forget fireworks: Teach kids meaning of July 4 – TODAY.com


Forget fireworks: Teach kids meaning of July 4 Jun. 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM;  The Associated Press America traditionally celebrates its birthday with flags, fireworks, parades and barbecues, so how are kids going to get the real meaning behind Independence Day? Lots of ways. Try some of these: via Forget fireworks: Teach kids meaning ofContinue reading “Forget fireworks: Teach kids meaning of July 4 – TODAY.com”