The American Dream
A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation
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By Jim Cullen There's not much history in our holidays these days. For most Americans, they're vehicles of leisure more than remembrance. Labor Day means barbeques; Washington's Birthday (lumped together with Lincoln's) is observed as a presidential Day of Shopping. The origins of Memorial Day in Confederate grave decoration or Veterans Day in the First World War are far less relevant than the prospect of a day off from work or school.
Posted on July 3, 2014
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