American Valentine’s Through the Years

Valentine's Day has an extensive history of Roman myth, pagan holiday, sainthood, and literature. A rather short version of its extensive history can be found here. In America, Esther Howland is nicknamed the “Mother of the American Valentine” and credited with creating the first mass market printed Valentines in the United States. Esther's father owned the largest … Continue reading American Valentine’s Through the Years


Military Working Dogs Honored on US Postal Stamp

Reported by Andrea Scott for Military Times, January 29, 2018, working dogs are an integral part of the military might and know these four-legged heroes of the United States military are being recognized by the US Postal Service. To celebrate their battlefield contributions, these brave canines will have an honorary postage stamp of their own. The … Continue reading Military Working Dogs Honored on US Postal Stamp

Glenwood Passes Resolution in Support of HBI

About the city of Glenwood Glenwood has earned the Home Base Iowa Community designation to demonstrate our support for veterans and transitioning service members. On September 12, 2017, the Glenwood City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Home Base Iowa initiative. In support of the Home base Iowa initiative, the City of … Continue reading Glenwood Passes Resolution in Support of HBI