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History of the Fourth of July

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Independence Day happens year after year, to commemorate one of the most important days in America’s history.

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Did You Know ...

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

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History of the American Flag

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - During the night of September 13th, 1814, the British fleet bombarded Fort McHenry in the harbor at Baltimore, Maryland. Francis Scott Key, a 34-year old lawyer-poet, watched the attack from the deck of a British prisoner-exchange ship. He had gone to seek the release of a friend but they were refused permission to go ashore until after the attack had been made ...

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Classic American Recipes

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Cooking spans across generations and reflects the diversity of our great nation. So, what better way to celebrate our country's birth, then with a few classic American recipes! Try them at your Fourth of July barbecue, with friends and family ... or cook up a few dishes and have a picnic on the beach ... then finish off with some yummy desserts, while watching fireworks!

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Fireworks Safety

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Fireworks are a staple of the Fourth of July holiday. However, if you don't practice proper safety, they're down right dangerous for you and those you're celebrating with. Check out the safety tips below to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Top 10 Father's Day Movies

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - From comedies, to action, to suspense-thrillers, we have the perfect Father's Day movie picks for you.

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Famous Dads

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Throughout history, fathers have been loved, respected, and looked up to. Here are a few famous dads that have made their mark on history.

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History of Father's Day

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - An historic account of how Father's Day became a national holiday.

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The Story of Taps

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - The story and derivation of Taps.

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Famous Mothers Throughout History

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - As the celebration of Mother’s Day commences, we are reminded of the mothers who have pioneered before us; the moms who have not only made their mark on their own children, but countless others throughout the world.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - From cards and crafts to stay-cation getaways, we have you covered with ideas that will be sure to please mom on Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Recipes

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Tasty recipes to serve up to mom this Mother's Day!

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The History of Mother's Day

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Mother’s Day is held on the second Sunday of May, in the United States. It’s day where young and old honor their mothers in a variety of ways.

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Fun Easter Crafts

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Looking for some fun festive crafts to enjoy with your kids this Easter? Look no further! These crafts will be sure to have them hopping with excitement.

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Delicious Easter Recipes

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Updated: 11/15/2013 - Looking to serve a lovely meal to your family and friends this Easter? Check out some of these mouth-watering favorites. From main courses to savory sides and delectable desserts, we've got your recipe box covered!

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