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Today in History: The Purple Heart 

Also known as the Badge of Military Merit, The Purple Heart was created on August 7, 1782 by General George Washington and awarded to three soldiers of the American Revolution in 1783. Symbolizing bravery and valor, the medal is heart shaped with a gold border and contains the profile of George Washington attached to purple silk. …

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Today in History: George Washington Delivers the First State of the Union Address 

Did you know that on Tuesday, January 8th, 1790 President George Washington delivered the first state of the union address to members of the United States Congress in New York City? He outlined administration policies, created by Alexander Hamilton; discussed national defense and foreign affairs; and advised on the need for a Federal Post Office, …

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Old School 

In beginning to write about presidential schools, I got sidetracked right out of the gate.  Colonial America can do that to me. Like space, it’s a place that seems elegant and exciting but is in reality plagued with horribly mundane and mundanely horrible experiences.  In an effort not to draw the ire of those colonially-focused …

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