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10 things you might not know about patriots

10 things you might not know about patriots

These are tough times for patriotism. In March, a Georgia man who described himself as a "patriot" was charged with planting a bomb in the hope that Muslims would be blamed. And what NFL team has the worst reputation for cheating? The Patriots. As we mark Independence Day, let's wave the flag for some little-known facts about patriots: 1. Two Illinois women named Mary made an enormous impact on the medical treatment of Union soldiers wounded during the Civil War. Mary Livermore, of Chicago, was a top official of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and was in charge of cleaning and supplying hospitals along the Mississippi River. Mary Ann Bickerdyke, of Galesburg, served on 19...

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