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Children Shouldn't Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance Until They Understand What They Are Saying

Janis Couvreux | Posted 02.13.2017 | Education
Janis Couvreux

There is a profound difference between indoctrination and civic instruction, and I venture to say that given the current state of civics and the political environment of this country, we are now witnessing the prevalence of indoctrination over civic knowledge.

Where Has Our Flag Gone?

Shad Meshad | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

We in the veteran service community are blessed to have veterans and others dedicated to reaching out to their buddies who need help. A valued member ...

African Americans and the American Flag

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 09.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

n spite of the fact that America has not been good or fair to black people, African Americans have always remained loyal to this nation. African Americans have fought to show their love for America and to hopefully "earn" their way to full citizenship.

13 Things You Probably Don't Know About The American Flag

Zak Mustapha | Posted 09.07.2016 | Education
Zak Mustapha

Some states had rearranged the stars out of the grid in an attempt to standardize the flag. Nonetheless, President Taft introduced delimited proportions and standardization guidelines.

Kaepernick and the Fight for Freedom

Rick Ayers | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Rick Ayers

We don't owe the troops thanks for preserving our freedoms; we owe them an apology, a huge apology, for tricking them into wars that were not in their interests or the country's.

Patriotism Is No Longer The Exclusive Province Of The Republican Party

Cynthia Dill | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Pride in America and core values of honor and duty have been reclaimed by the masses. No longer is patriotism the exclusive province of the Republican Party.

Throw a DIY Olympic Games Party!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Amy E. Goodman

The athletes are ready. The torch is en route. The #Rio2016 Summer Games are about to begin, and we’re ready to celebrate Olympic-style as we await ...

Fox News Contributor Savaged On Twitter After Scolding Hillary For Not Wearing Flag Pin

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics

Twitter users are defending Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich attempted to jab her Thursday nig...

Meryl Streep And Her American Flag Dress Can Do No Wrong

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Style

At this point, it’s pretty much common knowledge that there’s no role too big for Meryl Streep: She can play Donald Trump, Miranda Priestly or, as...

Not All Patriots Are Flag-Wavers

David Moore | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
David Moore

National offense can be a heavy burden and yet hard to release, especially if it's informed with long and tortuous histories.

The Fourth

Ann Medlock | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
Ann Medlock

I've got the hamburgers and the sparklers. Washed my red white and blue T shirt. Everybody's got their assignments for the barbecue. And I find myself wondering--just what are we celebrating here?

Patriotic Progressives Embrace the Flag, Too

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.

USAGov's Guide to Displaying the American Flag | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Home

Every Fourth of July all across the country, people show their love for America by displaying flags along streets, hanging them from porches, and prou...

Test Your Patriotism With The Red, White, And You Quiz

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.27.2016 | Comedy
Samuel C. Spitale

Sure, it feels patriotic to BBQ on our day off and light fireworks we hope won't start a brush fire, but it's little more than consumerism wrapped in the seasonal marketing of nationalism. But fear not! If you wanna put your patriotism to the test, we've got just the thing for you.

Alabama County Refuses To Lower Flag For Orlando

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics

While American flags around the world flew at half-staff this week in honor of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a county in...

Guy Steals American Flag, Flag Gets Revenge

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime

Don't mess with Old Glory. A man in Campbell, California, was nearly caught red (white and blue) handed stealing an American flag -- and then face pla...

Soldier Subs In For Flagpole That Was Knocked Down On Memorial Day

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Good News

Talk about soldiering on. After he caught wind that a flagpole had been knocked down at an assisted living and rehab facility in Massachusetts, Army S...

Thousand Flags Event in Bakersfield Honors Heroes

Cheryl Scott | Posted 05.27.2016 | Good News
Cheryl Scott

As the sun rises on Memorial Day weekend in Bakersfield, CA, more than 100 volunteers will converge on a popular local park to transform the lush green landscape into a sea of red, white, and blue. Crews will spend their Saturday morning attaching 1,000 American flags to metal poles, then strategically placing them across the park's hills and around the lake. The result is a spectacle that has become the city's newest, yet most visible Memorial Day tradition.

Not Forgotten

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

My simple thanks that day may not have been worthy but it was all I could offer. I will not forget my trips to the cemetery or their service. For their sacrifice helped you, and me, to be free.

Honoring the Stars and Stripes: Memorial Day Flag Protocol

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Sharon Schweitzer

As we approach Memorial Day this coming weekend, it's a good time to brush-up on our flag protocol. With thoughts of a fun-in-the-sun three-day weekend ahead, we sometimes forget the roots of Memorial Day.

Cops Go Beyond Call Of Duty After Thieves Steal Flag Honoring WWII Vet

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.08.2016 | Good News

Kindhearted cops in Wisconsin were appalled when thieves stole an American flag belonging to a World War II veteran's widow. The unidentified woman ha...

5 Useful Tips to Help You Teach Flag Etiquette to Your Children (Because It's A Must)

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Charmaine Belonio

It would be kind of challenging to explain all these to them, especially if they're inquisitive (and you know how they can just throw you off your guard with their questions). For this reason, here are some tips to help you navigate the conversation effortlessly while instilling important values in them.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.19.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

This Guy Gets His Back Hair Shaved Into Works Of Art

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Weird News

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — One man’s back hair is another man’s canvas. At least that’s how Mike Wolfe, 35, of Nampa, Idaho, has decided to approach ...

President Obama Speaks at D.C. Naturalization Ceremony

Anna Wilding | Posted 12.16.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

It was a stunning warm winter's day in Washington, D.C. as a group of excited permanent American residents were about to become United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony.