Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm (Updated: September 27, 3:44 pm)
Everybody’s heard of Uncle Sam, right? But who was he? And why is our government today called “Uncle Sam?” Why do members of the Armed Forces tell you that they “belong to Uncle Sam?” And why should honors due to Uncle Sam be especially noteworthy during 2012?
During October l8l2, in Troy, N.Y., workers packed pork and beef into large white oak barrels. Their boss, Samuel Wilson, had contracted with Elbert Anderson of the government to supply the military with 3,000 barrels of prime beef and 2,000 of pork.
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