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07Apr 17

Who was Brother Jonathan?

You might have heard of Uncle Sam. But he was not the first fictional character to be used as a symbol of the United States. Earlier cartoons often used a character called Brother Jonathan. Brother…

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05Jul 16
Why Do We Celebrate The 4th Of July?

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?

On Monday, fireworks boomed all across the United States as people celebrated Independence Day. But what exactly happened on July 4? And what does it have to do with our…

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National Mall Tweets

Video: Reflections on the Lincoln Memorial

Source: National Park Service

Gill Lyons shares what his visit to the Lincoln Memorial several decades ago meant to him.

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