An Interesting Piece of Forgotten U.S. History

By |2018-05-15T08:03:24+00:00February 17th, 2017|Blog, History|

When Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what is the now the Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels, they were repulsed by armed soldiers, but there is more. The Marines followed the [...]

This is how 18-25 years olds voted in the 2016 election.

By |2018-05-15T08:03:26+00:00November 15th, 2016|Blog, Cultural Commentary, History|

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Following the election, this map got my attention. I encourage you to watch the 5 minute courses on Prager U.  Informative, engaging, and compelling explanations that every parent, teacher, and grandparent can watch and share!!!! Do You Understand the Electoral [...]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

By |2018-05-15T08:14:21+00:00December 7th, 2015|Blog, History|

In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941 the mettle and determination of a generation were challenged when the Imperial Japanese Navy unleashed a sneak attack on the U.S. Navy fleet at anchor in Pearl Harbor. In the face of these attacks the Sailors of the U.S. Navy responded [...]

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

By |2018-05-15T08:14:21+00:00November 26th, 2015|Blog, History|

Introduction Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” [...]

The Story of the Fourth of July

By |2018-05-15T08:15:11+00:00July 4th, 2015|Blog, History|

The Declaration of Independence We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn't the [...]

Fathers Day Proclamation, 2002

By |2018-05-15T08:15:12+00:00June 21st, 2015|Blog, History|

Fathers play a unique and important role in the lives of their children. As mentor, protector, and provider, a father fundamentally influences the shape and direction of his child's character by giving love, care, discipline, and guidance. As we observe Father's Day, our Nation honors fatherhood and urges fathers to [...]

This day in history 150 years ago: Juneteenth

By |2018-05-15T08:15:12+00:00June 19th, 2015|Blog, History|

On June 19 ("Juneteenth"), 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which read in part, "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of [...]