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2014-05-22 08:42:52

From USA.gov There can be confusion and questions about how to properly wear and display the American flag, especially around the summer holidays of Memorial Day and July 4th when many people want to display a flag. Here is what the law says about using the American flag properly (PDF): - The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise. - The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should never be...

2014-05-21 16:24:46

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army--during Philadelphia's Stripes and Stars Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Events include flag raising ceremonies, giant flag folding demonstrations, a special exhibition on the history of the flag, and a moving naturalization ceremony. In connection with the Army's 239th birthday, the festival will also feature...

2014-03-24 12:20:38

Daylong festival to take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army! This year's newly renamed Stripes and Stars Festival will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including...

2014-01-08 08:25:07

2014 Also Marks National Museum of American History's 50th Anniversary and Centennial of Its First Ladies Exhibition WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will commemorate several major milestones in 2014: the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the country's most famous flag, and the moment when it signified the survival of the young nation in 1814; the centennial of the First Ladies exhibition at the...

2013-06-04 23:22:02

Trading active-duty military status for a civilian career involves planning and unforeseen stressors that the Stars and Stripes Transition Guide seeks to address. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Stars and Stripes Transition Guide gives military men and women an excellent, durable resource for successfully navigating their reentry into civilian life. From its detailed explanation of benefits available through the Veterans Administration to its step-by-step planning tools, the guide...

2013-05-07 23:24:36

Laven Publishing Group will bring the Stars and Stripes U.S. Edition to the military community of Fort Bliss on May 21. El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 The award-winning journalism of Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military´s only independent news media, is coming to Fort Bliss, Texas. Relied on for decades as the premier newspaper for service members and their families stationed overseas, Stars and Stripes now brings its unique content stateside with a special U.S. edition....

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'