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More Than a Flag

It was proclaimed by President Wilson in 1916. It became official with an Act of Congress in 1949. It is “observed” today at all federal facilities. But Flag Day is not a federal holiday, which... More

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American Speed

Any tradition honored for so long is bound to stir emotions. The Indy 500 is a particularly emotional event because it brings together high-risk sports,... More

Memorial Day

The observation of Decoration Day, eventually renamed Memorial Day, gains new importance with each war, and our coverage of this commemorative occasion over the decades... More

A Modern Mothers’ Day

Ninety-five years have passed since Mother's Day became a national holiday. In the years since then, Americans have become accustomed to the annual flood of... More

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The Kentucky Derby

From training to naming, the business of the "two most exciting minutes in sports" unfolds before our eyes as we delve into the archives for... More

Playing Dirty

Before the days of performance-enhancing drugs, crafty pitchers were engaging in this less sophisticated form of cheating.... More

Easter Madness

Come Sunday, April 12, 2009, Easter takes Manhattan as hundreds crowd the famed Fifth Avenue in New York City for a parade unlike any other.... More

April Fool’s

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, with roots dating back to 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered the adoption of... More

Barbie Celebrates 50 Years

For a woman of a “certain age,” Barbie looks pretty good—well preserved, in fact. Would you believe that the lithe lady remains as popular as... More

A Salute to Paul Harvey

The Saturday Evening Post magazine salutes veteran newsman Paul Harvey, dubbed the “voice of Middle America.”... More

Retirement on the Rise

“Retirement age just isn’t what it used to be,” states the article Retirement Age: 65 and Rising in the Mar./Apr. 2009 issue of The Saturday... More

Roses are Red

In the 17th century, “it was the Saint Valentine’s custom for a girl to declare her choice of sweethearts that morning, in the expectation of... More

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