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There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.

While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.

Nowadays many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored and worse neglected.

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.

My fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.

In 1934 the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children. We were on the SS Washington bound for New York Christmas 1934.

Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily it's usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is 'fairy lights ' which we boringly refer to as 'Christmas lights.'

Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.

I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very very hard.

The biggest risk I've ever taken is going on American Idol and trying to be myself. I wasn't going to try too hard to conform and I knew that it could possibly not work out.

One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America like America love America and then work.

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.

Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.

Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform and when they take off the uniform we care for them when they are veterans.

I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing - like showering.

People identify with me - everyone does - African American women Caucasian women they all identify with me because I'm ethnic.

Americans like fat books and thin women.

Young feminists have been sold a bill of goods about American feminism. The enormous changes in women over the past 40 years are constantly and falsely attributed to the organized women's movement of the late 1960s and '70s.

Black women have always been these vixens these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?

The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.

If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement of wisdom of refinement with the democratic ideals of openness of social justice and of equal opportunity.

Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.