Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or […]
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Betsy Ross finished the manufacturing and sewing of the first official stars-and -stripes American flag in late May or early June 1776. Ross, who owned her own upholstery business, was commissioned personally to do the flag by Gen. George Washington. Flag sales in the U.S. this year are booming. The Flag Manufacturers Association of America […]