Find Out Why Yankee Doodle Called His Cap Macaroni

You may have had this question for a long time: Why did Yankee Doodle call his cap “macaroni?” As it turns out, “Yankee Doodle” was originally a British song that soldiers sang to taunt Americans. But in true American fashion, the Revolutionary War patriots adopted it as their own and even played it when the British surrendered.

If this video has stirred your patriotism, watch this duo sing and tap dance 40s-style to honor veterans for more inspiration.

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