GALLERY: This Land Is Your Land: 19 images that make you appreciate America
A piece of Plymouth Rock. Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. Here are some of the 101 objects chosen by Smithsonian magazine to symbolize a nation, selected from the museum’s collection of 137 million artifacts.
The Star-Spangled BannerThe flag that inspired the national anthem, giving proof to the night in 1814 when the British shelled Fort McHenry in Baltimore, where it flew.National Museum of American History
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.