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The Most Recognizable American Icon

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The Most Recognizable American Icon

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The American flag: its history, beauty and splendor are on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

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In the heart of Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, stands a complex of museums with a uniquely American point of view: the Smithsonian Institution. Join us as we enter its galleries, halls, and storage areas not open to the public, and explore some of its known treasures and unknown secrets. We'll take flight in the enemy warplane used in the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, discover the story behind a homing pigeon that saved more than 200 lives, and find out what it will take to put a human footprint on the Red Planet.

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