Posts by John Hartvigsen

The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner

Between the years 1795 and 1818 is the only time when the U.S. flag had more than thirteen stripes. Recognizing...

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!

Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue!

On June 14th in 1777 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution proposed by the Marine Committee:  “Resolved: that the...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

It is a Jewish custom to place a pebble or small rock on a tombstone when visiting a grave.  One...

Syttende Mai

Syttende Mai

The Norwegian flag plays a central role on the celebration of Norway’s great national holiday.  Sometimes called the “Constitution Day”...

The American Eagle

The American Eagle

We see the American Bald Eagle on our coins, dollar bills, and the caps of our military officers.  It is...