St. Patrick’s Day-More Than Green Beer and Parades

oday is Saint Patrick’s Day in the US. All over the country, the shamrock, the color green will reign with celebrations, parades, and the color green will be seen everywhere from bars serving drinks, to the fountain outside the White House in Washington.

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Focus on Dolley Madison: Bravery, Innuendos and Gossip—Part II

Dolley Madison’s decision to remain in the White House until she had secured the safety of George Washington’s portrait, even as British troops bore down upon Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, remains a staple of American legend.     By the time Dolley Payne Todd Madison had attended her husband’s inaugural in 1809,…