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NOAA designates Mallows Bay in Potomac River sanctuary to protect Ghost Fleet

In Mallows Bay in the Potomac River, 40 miles south of D.C. are 118 WWI-era U.S. Emergency Fleet Corporation steamships partially submerged in the water. How did so many of these ships end up in Mallows Bay? The Ghost Fleet of more than 100 wooden steamships were built in response to threats from...
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Maryland Chick-fil-A manager changes tire for World War II veteran

Hearing the phrase "My Pleasure" can only mean one thing--Chick-fil-A. The nationwide fast-food chain is known for its efficient service and extremely kind staff, so it's no surprise a store manager took time out of his day to help a veteran in need. The customer known as "Mr. Lee" by employees was...
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Groupon researchers develop world's most perfect flag

Ever wonder what a flag that represents the entire world would look like? Researchers at Groupon did, which is why they analyzed the flag of every country on planet Earth and came up with what they're touting as "the world's most perfect flag". Here it is: Groupon Every color on every national flag...
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Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration

President Donald Trump isn't taking "no tanks" for an answer on the Fourth of July. He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he's headlining July 4 in Washington, and an Associated Press photographer saw at least two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley...
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History, respect and undies: Things we should know about our flag

Stars and Stripes, The Star Spangled Banner and Old Glory- today we celebrate it. In honor of the flag that's survived combat, inspired songs, created national debates around the president and the NFL and even been planted in outer space, we bring you some facts all Americans should know about our...
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Independence Day was actually July 2nd. Really.

So, everything you think you know about Independence Day - July 4th - is probably wrong. And it starts with: we didn't declare independence from England on July 4th. It was actually July 2nd. Here's how it went down, according to ConstitutionFacts.com : July 2, 1776: The Pennsylvania Evening Post...
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'Glory' returns to select theaters in July

"Glory" is making a return to theaters around the nation next month, three decades after the Academy Award-winning motion picture was released. The Civil War epic stars Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Andre Braugher and Cary Elwes and was originally released in July 1989. The...
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Trump awards Staff Sgt David Bellavia the Medal of Honor

"Were it not for David Bellavia I would not be sitting here today. We couldn't get out. Couldn't do anything. We were stuck there. I asked David to help me out and he did that. He put himself in line of that fire and laid down a base of fire, overwhelmed the enemy long enough for me to get myself...
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15 years after Staff Sgt David Bellavia killed a house of insurgents saving his squad, soldier receives Medal of Honor

"Were it not for David Bellavia I would not be sitting here today. We couldn't get out. Couldn't do anything. We were stuck there. I asked David to help me out and he did that. He put himself in line of that fire and laid down a base of fire, overwhelmed the enemy long enough for me to get myself...
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Celebrating the American Flag on 4th of July

With the 4th of July just days away, there's no shortage of the Stars and Stripes wherever you look. But Old Glory has been making headlines all year -- did you catch these stories? Long may she wave Old Glory is flying high once again in a private residential community in Henrico County Virginia,...
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