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American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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  • Paul Greenberg: Europe remains Europe, more's the pity

    Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
  • High school students receive DAR awards

    High school students receive DAR awards
    The Don José 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

    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...
  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?

    What a society chooses to memorialize says a lot about what it values, which is worth contemplating this weekend as the nation recognizes the sacrifices of military men and women who died in service to their country. The history of Memorial Day is...