World War I medals honor soldier’s sacrifice

World War I medals honor soldier’s sacrifice

Memorial Day, as the day has come to be known, traces its origins to the American Civil War. People observed the day, initially known as Decoration Day, by decorating the graves of Union soldiers who had fallen in battle. The Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, selected May 30 as the …

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Vicky Victory: A cultural icon on the front lines of recycling

Vicky Victory: A cultural icon on the front lines of recycling

Once the United States entered World War II, the government turned to the advertising industry for help encouraging civilians to support the American war effort. Soon, an army of cultural icons found their way onto flyers, posters and songs. Many of these Rosie the Riveter-inspired campaigns were aimed at women, a majority of whom would …

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