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HiEnd Accents Ranger Quilt Mini Set
and Stripes Throw
Ralph Lauren Parker Throw, 54 x 72
|Texas flag inspired color palette with Texas flag shams. Reverses to
a coordinate blue and white stripe
||Relax in the red, white and blue with this sumptuous, fine-gauge stars
and stripes cotton throw blanket, with a double knit for added heft. 50"
x 60". 100% cotton. Washable
||Ralph Lauren's plush cotton throw lends all-American
style and an extra layer of cozy warmth.
Black + White American Flag Shower Curtain
Charter Club Cozy Plush Fleece Throw and Decorative Pillow Collection
|The symbol of our freedom and democracy, this stars and stripes decorative
toss pillow adds patriotism and colorful pop to a bedding ensemble or living
room sofa or chair. American flag stars and stripes on all-cotton canvas,
trimmed with piping. Designed by Vermont artist Laura Megroz
||Cotton shower curtain topped with an American flag graphic. Perfect
to update your bathroom!
||Crafted in cozy fleece and a variety of stylish designs, this plush
throw and decorative pillow collection from Charter Club puts the finishing
touches on any room's décor. Slate
Personalized American Flag Stoneware Crock
GALVINIZED METAL STAR WREATH
|This handsome, handcrafted clay stoneware crock adds a personalized
touch to your home's entryway, mudroom or hearth. Made of premium Tennessee
clay, and protected with a lead-free glaze, this hefty two gallon crock
can stand alone or be used to hold plants, fatwood, kindling, and more.
Can be used indoors or outdoors. Blue lettering on white crock. Made in
||Our star-spangled door wreath welcomes guests in true Fourth of July
Patriotic Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug
and Stripes Water Trapper®
|Perfect for your porch, patio, or entryway, this indoor/outdoor star
rug is as soft underfoot as it is hardworking. Constructed from an eco-friendly
PET weave to ensure durability and easy care. UV-stabilized yarns prevent
fading. Made by artisans committed to fair labor practices. Polypropylene
||This boldly hued, striped flat-weave rug is surprisingly soft underfoot,
thanks to a bit of tufting. Made of tri-color polypropylene yarns, its indoor/outdoor
properties include mildew- and stain-resistance as well as UV protection
from fading. Red, white and blue stripe. Polypropylene. Spot clean
||Reach for the stars on our super strength, indoor/outdoor polypropylene
mat that will stop dirt and mud in its tracks. Water Trappers have a tri-denier
fiber system that means the thick fibers do the scraping and the thin fibers
do the wiping. A unique border allows water to drain quickly from all sides.
Patriotic decor for every room in your home.
States of Awesome Art
Oliver Gal Rocky Navy Freedom Wall Art
American Flag Art
|Celebrate your favorite wild places with this adventure-inspiring, American
flag-shaped canvas art print that pays tribute to America's geographic landmarks.
Nationally renowned illustrator and explorer Jeremy Collins created the
artwork, which is printed on canvas and wrapped around wood composite dowels
with a leather hanging string. Comes in a giftable tube
||Eye-catching on its own or as part of a gallery wall, this stretched
canvas from Oliver Gal makes an artful statement.
||Patriotic folk art promises to bring rustic charm to your home or summer
getaway. You will love how the stars and stripes painted on slats of pine
give this wooden flag a vintage appeal. Wire hanger for easy wall mount.
21½"H x 38½"W. Weighs approx. 11 lbs. For use indoors or outdoors in a protected
Pup Cotton Tee
American Flag Belt
|A soft, all-cotton patriotic dog tee that pays tribute to two things
that give us great pride: our dogs and our country. This hefty tee is pre-washed
for a comfortable feel and relaxed look. In midnight. Washable.
||Sport the Stars and Stripes with our sturdy cotton web leather flag
belt for men. The flags are embroidered onto woven nylon; the belt is finished
on the ends with genuine leather and solid brass hardware. In navy mix.
1¼" wide. Made in USA.
||Our best-selling pure cotton piqué makes this men's polo shirt breathable
and comfortable; an American flag embroidered on the chest pocket makes
it an instant summer classic. Rib-knit collar. Chambray-colored hemp/cotton
trim inside the button placket, as well as on the neck seam and straight
hem's side vents. Slightly longer tail stays tucked in.
Pfaltzgraff Mug Collection
Large American Flag Tapestry
|Stir in some bright stars & stripes and enjoy an extra-large serving
of coffee, cocoa or tea in the Pfaltzgraff Flag mug.
||American flag-inspired tapestry crafted from soft cotton. Available
in colors we love, it's the perfect statement piece in any space - hang
it on a wall for an instant update
||Toast to patriotic pride; each of these etched glasses is artfully adorned
with the American flag. Dishwasher safe. Choose a set of four, single style:
21-oz. stemless wine glass, 16-oz. pint glass or 13-oz Double Old Fashioned
glass. Made in USA.
The American flag, officially, the Flag of the United
States, has 13 horizontal stripes ( 7 red and 6 white alternating) which represent
the original 13 colonies, and in the upper corner a rectangular field of blue with
50 white stars representing the states of the union. The origin of the design was
a resolution passed by Congress on June 14, 1777. Although Betsy Ross is traditionally
given credit for making the first flag, this has not been proven, nor is anyone
certain when the first American flag was flown. As new states were added to the
Union, they demanded representation. Although it was decided to keep the stripes
at 13, it was decided in 1818 to increase the number of stars to represent the number
of states. By the time of the Civil War in 1861 there were 34. The 50th star was
added in 1960 for Hawaii. By executive order of William Howard Taft in 1912 the
exact dimensions and relative proportions were fixed. In 1942 Congress adopted a
joint resolution for the proper display of the flag.
Holidays are shown with the date celebrated
in the United States. Banks and government offices are closed on all legal holidays
although retail stores and restaurants are normally open with the exception of Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's. If you are planning to travel, be sure to verify dates
and details for your destination.
- New Year's Day (Jaunuary 1): Celebrations
begin with parties on New Year's Eve culminating with the countdown to midnight,
a kiss for your sweetheart and fireworks. New Year's is a time of renewal and
resolutions for the future.
- Marin Luther King's Birthday celebrates the
birth of an important civil rights leader active in the 1960's, receiving the
Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated 4/4/68.
- National Freedom Day: signing of the 13th
- Inauguration Day: Every 4 years the President
of the U.S. who was elected the prior November is sworn into office.
- Groundhog Day (2/2): A tradition brought by
German immigrants farmers which predicts that if the groundhog sees his shadow
on this day, they would return to their dens which indicates another 6 weeks
of winter; if not, spring was coming.
- Valentine's Day (2/14): a tradition that goes
back to the middle ages, this a day for true romantics to send Valentine cards
and romantic gifts.
- President's Day is the combined observance
of Washington's birthday (leader of the Continental Army and first President
of the U.S.) with Abraham Lincoln's birthday (President during the war between
the states and author of the Emancipation Declaration).
- Saint Patrick's Day (3/17): celebrates the
patron saint of the Irish. Notable parades in New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta
- April Fool's Day 4/1
- Mother's Day: Officially established by congress
in 1914. A time to recognize mothers with cards,
gifts and special
- Easter is the Christian holiday commemorating
the resurrection of Christ often with sunrise services. There are additional
traditions which incorporate the festival of spring such as the Easter lily,
Easter egg hunts and the Easter bunny.
- Memorial Day was established after the Civil
War to remember the dead soldiers. It has been expanded to include remembering
all fallen soldiers and family dead. It is observed with parades and flowers
taken to the grave.
- "Juneteenth" is believed to be the oldest
celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. On 6/19/1865 Union soldiers arrived
in Galveston, TX, announcing that the war had ended and the slaves were now
free. Celebrations began in 1866, and are now centered on racial understanding.
- Father's Day was officially established in
1972 to honor fathers and is usually recognized with cards and
- United States of America Independence Day
(July 4) was first observed on 7/4/1777, the first anniversary of the Declaration
of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson, approved by the Continental Congress
and eventually signed by all delegates. It is now celebrated with parades, picnics
- Croquet: originated in France as paille
maille. James I England brought it from Scotland and set up his wickets
in St. James Park (the street nearby became known as Pall Mall), and by the
19th century it had crossed the Atlantic. By 1862 Newport, Rhode Island, had
published a rule book, and by the 1920's there were croquet tournaments on Long
- Labor Day recognizes the contributions of
American workers. There is no significance to the date which was selected to
provide a break between 7/4 and Thanksgiving. It signals the end of summer,
vacations and the beginning of fall and the new school year.
- Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher
Columbus in the New World in 1492. First celebrated in 1792 in NYC, it was declared
a national holiday in 1937.
- Halloween (10/31) is a time for costumes and
"trick or treat" with children going from door to door for candy.
- Veterans' Day (11/11)
- Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621
in Massachusetts by the settlers from the Mayflower and the native American
Indians who shared their knowledge of agriculture, hunting and building. It
became a national holiday in 1863.
- Christmas (12/25) is celebrated with traditions
brought from many parts of the world including carols,
gifts, Santa Claus, and
including wreathes and Christmas trees with ornaments and lights. In most cities
the season begins with the lighting of the tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
- Holiday show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC
was created by Russell Market after seeing the Ziegfeld Follies. They debuted
in 1925 in St. Louis as the "Missouri Rockets" and moved to Radio City for its
grand opening on 12/27/1932. They now perform all year. The numbers: 72 legs,
as many as 80 pairs of tights for each dancer for just 1 number, over 2 million
watch the Christmas Spectacular each year.
- Kwanzaa which comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza"
which means "first fruits" is celebrated from 12/26 to 1/1. Each day focuses
on a different principle: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determiniation),
Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics),
Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity), Imani (faith).
- Height: 151'1"
- Ground to torch tip: 350'1"
- 7 rays in crown represent the seas and continents
- Tablet reads "July 4, 1776"
- Total weight: copper, 31 tons; steel, 125
tons; concrete foundation, 27 tons
- Winds of 50 mph cause sway of 3" in statue
and 5" in torch
Statue of Liberty History
- French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
was commissioned to design the statue to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration
of Independence in 1876
- Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer of the
Eiffel Tower, was
called on for engineering help in designing the iron pylon and secondary skeletal
framework for the massive copper statue allowing the copper skin to move independently
but stand upright
- Arrived aboard the steamship Isère in June
of 1885 in 350 individual pieces packed in 214 crates and reassembled in 4 months
- Granite pedestal completed in Aril, 1886,
in the courtyard of the star-shaped walls of Fort Wood (which had been completed
for the War of 1812.)
- Dedicated on October 28, 1886
- Designated a National Monument on October
- September 7, 1937, jurisdiction was enlarged
to encompass all of Bedloe's Island and in 1956, the island's name was changed
to Liberty Island
- May 11, 1965: Ellis Island becomes part of
the Statue of Liberty National Monument
- $87 million restoration completed for her
spectacular centennial on July 4, 1986
- Liberty Island is federal property located
within the State of New York
- World Heritage Site - 1984
- Liberty Island was closed for 100 days following
9/11/2001. Statue reopened 8/3/2004. Visitors have access to pedestal observation
deck, promenade, museum and the area of Fort Wood
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