Our National Symbols


COBBLESTONE Magazine July-August 2022. Monuments, buildings, songs, flags, animals—U.S. patriotic symbols come in all sorts of shapes and sizes!

America is a country full of symbols, icons, and images. Get to know the most important parts of our visual history with this illuminating edition of COBBLESTONE Magazine.


From the American Bald Eagle to the Capitol dome, there are images associated with America that have a fascinating and deep history. Get to know the history behind some of the symbols and icons that helped create our country’s identity such as the stars and stripes of our flag or the Pledge of Allegiance. Meet the characters who represent us such as Uncle Sam or discover what the Tomb of the Unknown Solider stands for. Examine the story behind some of our most iconic structures including the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Washington Monument. Or learn the strange but amazing story behind how we got our national anthem. Games, illustrations, and more keep your kids engaged for every page.


Enjoy features including: 

·         Our Stars and Stripes, Forever! by Norma Collins Huss

·         A Capitol with Class by Gina DeAngelis

·         1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by John Riley and Barbara Burt

·         Official Symbols by Meg Chorlian and Abigail Kelly

·         The Real National Treasures by Priscille Fontaine and Andrew Matthews

·         By the Dawn’s Early Light by Maureen Wolfgarth

·         A Grave Decision by Mark Travis

·         Majestic Monuments by Marcia Amidon Lusted

·         A Gift of Friendship by Ann Jordan

·         Built to Last by Mark Clemens


Regular features of COBBLESTONE Magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just for Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What? and Cartoon Connection.