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
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A comprehensive look back at 1985. How well do you remember 1985? Do you remember the children’s toys? Fashions? Cost of living? It’s all here! http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1985.html
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:
What happened 150 years ago today? The Civil War begins – Apr 12, 1861 – HISTORY.com. What else? Check it out here! Thanks, HISTORY.com
Ever wonder about the origin of April Fool’s Day? Here’s the whole story. This Day in History – What Happened Today – HISTORY.com.