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War Stories

George Washington’s Teeth: A President in Pain

Throughout his life George Washington (1732-1799) suffered from dental problems. He lost many of his teeth while still young. The story of his teeth reveals... continue »

Embalming Becomes Common During Civil War

How the Civil War Changed Funeral Practices Medical and scientific advances often arise from wars and other crises. During the Civil War, one of the... continue »

Postage Stamp Honors Late Cartoonist Bill Mauldin

If you have ever stopped by the post office to buy a special type of stamp for a wedding invitation or a holiday card, then... continue »

Your Opinion Matters

"I know you would all like to see a really strong health care reform bill go through by the end of the year so that... continue »

Summer Care Packages Have Honorable Heritage

With sleep-away camps in full swing this month, package delivery services are also a little busier than usual as parents send "care packages" filled with... continue »