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Former Marine John Murach
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Mark Abrams
May 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the age of 17, John Murach enlisted in the Marines. Murach, who was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, but grew up in Brooklyn, dropped out of high school and asked his mother's permission to enlist. He went off to boot camp in September 1942, crediting the Marine...
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People take part in the 2018 Toronto Pride Parade
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Justin Udo
June 25, 2018 - 12:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Artist Gilbert Baker considered himself the "gay Betsy Ross," according to Michelle Millar Fisher. In 1978, Baker hand-dyed and stitched the two original eight-striped rainbow flags — the six-striped version is the primary usage today — for the Gay and Lesbian Freedom...
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Linda Farrell, a lifelong seamstress, said it takes three months to make just one flag.
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Mike Dougherty
June 14, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When George Washington approached Betsy Ross to make a flag, he came with a design in mind. "They simply thought a six-pointed star would be faster to make." But Ross knew otherwise. She suggested a five-pointed star instead. "It requires taking one piece of fabric or...
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Collections manager Michelle Moskal, right, and curator Mark Turdo hang the Commander-in-Chief's Standard, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at an exhibition gallery in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
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Steve Tawa
June 14, 2018 - 11:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — George Washington's headquarters flag — probably sewn between 1777 and 1783 — is making its first appearance in Philadelphia since the Revolutionary War. In a darkened gallery to prevent further deterioration from light exposure at the Museum of the American...
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