America's patriotism comes alive in this beautifully illustrated, in-depth look at the history of six federal holidays plus Flag Day. From the songs patriotism inspired to commemorating each year the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, this look back into the history of the United States is bound to be filled with nostalgic memories of yesteryear. Relive Columbus' voyage that led to the discovery of America. Learn the story behind great American icons, including Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, and Betsy Ross. Honor the soldiers who lost their lives in war, as well as the first responders of 9/11. With 703 images and informative text, you will gain a new appreciation for our country's history. This is a keepsake that everyone can enjoy and is also a great resource for historians and academics.