Only in the USA
Those of us who were alive on September 11, 2001 will never live long enough to forget that day. Whether we witnessed it on television, from the streets of Manhattan or D.C. or from farther away, there was the horror of watching the extraordinarily bright blue skies turn black from the terrorist attacks on our country.
How could we forget?
The Pledge of Allegiance is so much a part of the fabric of our country that it is surprising to be reminded that it has only been recited for the past 122 years. Even more unexpected is the fact that the pledge exists because it was written and promoted by the very patriotic owner of a popular magazine of the 19th century.
National Mutt Day, celebrated on July 31, was created by animal advocate, author, and editor Colleen Paige to raise awareness of the number of mixed breed dogs in shelters that desperately await new homes. Her website says it well: “In every heart there is a hole…in every shelter there is love to fill it.”
There were numerous women who heroically stood up for the Patriots’ cause during the Revolutionary War yet so often the stories we hear take on the aspect of myth. Betsy Ross’ story is a good example.
Yet there are so many actions women took that were helpful to the cause. Because of this, America Comes Alive presents to you three little-known stories of women who fought during our War of Independence. They, too, deserve celebration every July 4.