Written by Metropolitan Shuttle on July 1, 2017
The Fourth of July is a federal holiday where Americans come together to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It’s a day when the United States became a nation and separated from the British Empire. It’s also a day we have come to associate with barbecues,…Read More
Written by Metropolitan Shuttle on June 8, 2017
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the American flag. The holiday was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and became a national day in 1949 by an Act of Congress. Today, it’s a day when Americans prominently display the flag for the entire…Read More
Written by Metropolitan Shuttle on June 1, 2017
In military parlance, “D-Day” is a generic term for the day on which an operation or attack is to be carried out. For many, however, “D-Day” has become synonymous with its most famous example: the Allied invasion of German-occupied Europe and the beginning of the liberation of Europe…Read More
Written by Metropolitan Shuttle on May 25, 2017
On May 29, the country will join together to remember those who died serving our nation in the armed forces. Memorial Day originally began as Decoration Day, which was organized by Civil War veterans in 1868.
Many Americans will gather at cemeteries, monuments, and memorials to commemorate…Read More
Written by Metropolitan Shuttle on May 16, 2017
On Saturday, May 20, the United States will celebrate Armed Forces Day. On this day, Americans come together to honor those Americans who serve in all five branches of the U.S. military. All across the country, people will celebrate with military displays, parades, and visits to memorials.
Written by Metropolitan Shuttle on April 20, 2017
On April 29, over tens of thousands of people are expected to march on the Capitol Mall in Washington, DC as part of the People’s Climate March. Their stated goal is to “move whoever is our president to be big and bold on climate.” the last Climate March, in 2014,…Read More