Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America

The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. United States Flag Code 4 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. The Flag Code states […]

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Pardoning the Thanksgiving Turkey

  By: Betty C. Monkman From: The official “pardoning” of White House turkeys is an interesting White House tradition that has captured the imagination of the public in recent years. It is often stated that to a turkey recorded in an 1865 dispatch by White House reporter Noah Brooks was the origin for the […]

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This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie, 1944 Woody Guthrie, a legendary folk poet, had a strong influence on the folksong revival of the 1950s. He wrote or adapted over 1,000 songs, including this classic. Guthrie intended the song to be a grassroots response to “God Bless America.” National Recording Registry     This […]

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Veterans Day, November 11th

National Veterans Day Observance The National Veterans Day Observance is held each year at Arlington National Cemetery. All events are free and open to the public. A prelude concert will begin in the Memorial Amphitheater at 10:30 a.m. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11 a.m. and […]

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