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American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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  • History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day

    History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day
    Civil War veterans led the first "Decoration Days" with "Soldiers Grave's Decorations Committees." The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of veterans, began the tradition of laying spring flowers and arrangements on fallen...
  • High school students receive DAR awards

    High school students receive DAR awards
    The Don Josť Verdugo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Good Citizen Awards and JROTC Awards to local high school students who have exhibited outstanding leadership skills as well as outstanding qualities of service, dependability...
  • State Soldiers Were First To Receive Honor Now Known As The Purple Heart

    State Soldiers Were First To Receive Honor Now Known As The Purple Heart
    Three Connecticut soldiers — Daniel Bissell, Daniel Brown and Elijah Churchill — are not really household names in the state despite their feats of Revolutionary War heroism: mounting daring raids behind British lines, facing enemy fire in...
  • Spies coming in from the cold for TV shows

     Spies coming in from the cold for TV shows
    It's the job of a spy to be covert, secretive, undercover. But a quick glance at TV's current landscape reveals that spies are far from in hiding: There's FX's lauded "The Americans," AMC's new "Turn," Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" and even BBC...
  • Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'

    Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'
    WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield. Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Storied history from an American flag

    In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked President Franklin D. Roosevelt if he wouldn't mind stopping the presidential motorcade at 154 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. The two men were en route to the federal government retreat previously...
  • Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations

    Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations
    With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter. Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places & things

    Living Here:  Famous people, places & things
    Famous people, places & things People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
  • Living Here: Military installations

    Living Here: Military installations
    War headlines from Iraq and Afghanistan have given way to a steady drumbeat of news about military drawdowns and budget cuts, but that won't change one fact: the U.S. military has deep roots in Hampton Roads. Every branch of the service is represented...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 2 World Wetland's Day World Mission Society Church of God and the Chesapeake Children's Museum will host activities for children, including nature walks, interactive games and projects to help children understand the importance of water...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Fans get first extended look at ‘Star Wars Rebels’

     
    “Star Wars” fans got their first look at the new “Star Wars Rebels” series on Thursday at Comic-Con with a […]...