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Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

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Medal of Honor Books

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This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

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These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.


With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

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The Defining Generation
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There can be no finer part of "interior decorating" than the proud display of the United States Flag.  Schools, churches, auditoriums, stores, just about any inside area is an appropriate place to "Show your Colors".  As you have already learned, school students played a major part in the development of the celebration we call FLAG DAY.  You will learn a little further in this display that they were also largely responsible for the development of the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.  Sadly, the United States Flag is no longer a universal fixture in our country's Classrooms.   If YOUR classroom doesn't display the flag, visit the page on how to obtain a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol for ideas on a special class project you can initiate.

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When the National Colors are displayed on a staff mounted to the wall of a room, it should flown to the right at the front of the room (in a classroom this means to the teacher's right), and any other flags displayed from separate staffs should be to the U.S. Flag's left.  If several flags are flown from the same mounting, the National Colors should be centered and hold prominence.  When displayed against a wall with another flag on crossed staffs (as at right), the National Colors should be to its own right, and the staff of the U.S. Flag should be IN FRONT OF the staff of any other flag so displayed.
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When the flag is mounted on a staff that sits on a platform, the National Colors are placed to the speaker's right (the audience's left), and any other flag(s) similarly displayed on the platform should be to the left of the U.S. Flag.  ( 175 k)   

In some occasions the flags are displayed OFF the platform and in FRONT OF the speaker (making them a part of the audience).  In such situations, the position of the U.S. Colors has occasionally been reversed with the National Flag placed to the audience's right.   The practice has fallen to general disuse, and such reversal of placement was a matter of custom not specified in the FLAG CODE.  Should you see such a display, it is NOT necessarily erroneous.

To avoid confusion however, we normally recommend the practice of always placing the flag to the SPEAKER'S RIGHT.

The flag may also be displayed flat against a wall at the head of a room.  The important thing to remember about such display is the position of the Union (blue field of stars).  The flag thus displayed should be positioned so that the Union is always to the FLAG'S OWN RIGHT, or to the left of the viewer.  If you are not sure, stand in the entrance to the room and look at the flag, making sure that from your position the Union is to YOUR OWN left hand side.  ( 175 i

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Displaying the Flag in A Hall or Corridor

When the flag is suspended vertically from a corridor, the field of blue should be to the LEFT of persons as they ENTER the corridor or hall.  If there are multiple entrances to the corridor or hall, then the UNION should be either facing NORTH (in an east/west corridor), or EAST (in a north/south corridor). display_hall_hanging.gif (3060 bytes)

Displaying the Flag in a Window

display_window.gif (10404 bytes) When the flag is displayed in the window, keep in mind that you are showing your patriotism to people OUTSIDE your building...they are the "audience".  This means that the blue field of stars (The Union) should be to the flag's OWN RIGHT WHEN VIEWED FROM THE STREET OR SIDEWALK.  To make sure you have displayed the flag properly in your window, walk outside and look at it.  If the Union is to YOUR left as the observer, (The flag's own RIGHT), your display is properly and correctly done.


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