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How American Flag Pins Bring Us Together

14 years. And yet, the time before September 11th, and the time after seem both very immediate and also eternal, as if it’s always been this way. I still vividly remember listening to the radio while getting ready for school … Continue reading

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The Importance of Medical ID Bracelets

While a medical ID bracelet, pin or necklace may not be the hottest accessory, it can help save a person’s life. If you’re someone who has a medical condition that cannot be easily recognized, wearing a medical ID tag is … Continue reading

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August is National Immunization Month

As we go through the month of August I hear more commercials about school supplies, new school clothes, and that inevitable first day of school. It’s still warm outside, the sky still stays light until after dinnertime, but school is … Continue reading

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Solid Metal Memories

Summer means a lot of things. It’s summer vacation for kids. It’s swimming and outdoor sports season. Wedding season. And one of my favorites: it’s fest season! Festival season combines many of my favorite things: great live music, creative projects … Continue reading

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Fly Girl

Happy birthday to Amelia Earhart! It was on this day back in 1897 that she was born in a small town in Kansas.  At ten she saw her first airplane exhibition in Iowa at a state fair. And while it … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada!

Happy Canada Day! Our neighbors to the north are celebrating their “birthday” just three days before America has its big patriotic blow-out this weekend. To be more specific, Canada Day represents the day that the three individual colonies of New … Continue reading

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“Give me your tired, your poor…”

I’ll be the first to admit that I had no idea that the Statue of Liberty had ever looked any different than she does today, standing on Bedloe’s Island in the New York harbor. I thought she had always been … Continue reading

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Old Glory indeed!

Flag Day is upon us again! Politicians and patriots alike live for days like this, when they can pull out their American Flag lapel pins and wear them with extra pride. But how many of you out there know what … Continue reading

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Happy Decoration Day!… Er, Memorial Day!

Did you know? Memorial Day started out as “Decoration Day” during the aftermath of the American Civil War, as a way to ensure that the thousands of Americans who died in shockingly short order, would not be forgotten. The origin … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Day is Here!

I think of Armed Forces day as the pre-game holiday to Memorial Day, which falls on May 25th this year. Think about it: you get to celebrate every branch of the service with varying levels of activity, from parades to … Continue reading

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