Waist-length view of an African-American family greeting a returning female soldier, Richmond, Virginia
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What Does Patriotism Mean?

On July 4th, millions of Americans will stop their regularly scheduled lives in order to celebrate the United States’ birthday. On July 4th, 1776, The United States declared itself independent, and almost 250 years later, … Read more

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Should School Be Year Round?

It is June! That means summer has officially arrived. Many students get a long vacation from school. Some schools have longer breaks than others. Sometimes, during long breaks, students may forget what they learned over … Read more

Memorial Day
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American Soldiers at War

The last Monday of May every year is Memorial Day. It is a holiday that dates back to the Civil War. It is a time to remember American soldiers who sacrificed their lives during wars. … Read more

Prince Harry and Megan Markle
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A Royal Wedding

Have you heard the news? There is a wedding set for Saturday, May 19th. This wedding is very important to British citizens. One of the country’s princes, Prince Harry, is set to marry an American … Read more

Mary Beth and John Tinker display their black peace armbands.
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The First Amendment Throughout History

Have you noticed how many rallies and marches there have been lately? It seems like every month there’s another big march. Wonder why? Americans have a long history of assembly [gathering together for a cause]. … Read more

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Why We Need an Earth Day

Senator Gaylord Nelson had seen enough. The year was 1969. A massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California had killed thousands of seabirds, seals, and dolphins. An ooze of black oil coated … Read more