We all know the image of Uncle Sam from war posters made for recruiting. For most he becomes the image of the government asking for volunteers to join a cause. Well apparently he was actually a man who delivered meat to the US troops out of Troy, NY in 1813. His name was Sam Wilson, he was born September 13th, 1776, and the barrels he delivered were marked US and a delight to men who were to get fed. The day was officially recognized in 1989.
How to celebrate – Look up all the different symbols that represent Americans. (There are quite a few) Read about the War of 1812. Design your own legend of an American.