Articles by: William Federer

American Minute with Bill Federer  “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

American Minute with Bill Federer “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

on May 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: Warrenton, Virginia; Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Memorial Day – Honoring Faith, Courage & Sacrifice!

American Minute with Bill Federer Memorial Day – Honoring Faith, Courage & Sacrifice!

on May 29, 2020, 6:08 AM / in History

Douglas MacArthur told West Point cadets, May 1962: “The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training-sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those Divine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in His own image … No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of Divine help which alone can sustain […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer   “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos”-U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

American Minute with Bill Federer “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos”-U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

on May 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Twentieth-Century Fox made a motion picture in 1955 titled A Man Called Peter, about the life of U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, born MAY 27, 1902. At the age of 25, Peter Marshall emigrated from Scotland, arriving at New York’s Ellis Island in 1927. Members of his Sunday School class paid his way to seminary in Atlanta, where he graduated […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  “Mad Anthony” Wayne & John Wayne- “Face the Flag, son…and thank God it’s still there”

American Minute with Bill Federer “Mad Anthony” Wayne & John Wayne- “Face the Flag, son…and thank God it’s still there”

on May 26, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“Mad Anthony” Wayne raised a militia unit at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and participated in the invasion of Canada. He fought in the Battle of Trois-Rivières, and led forces at Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. “Mad Anthony” Wayne fought at Brandywine in 1777, then harassed British General Howe as his troops marched towards Pennsylvania. He fought at Germantown, […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer National Maritime Day

American Minute with Bill Federer National Maritime Day

on May 24, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

T he SS SAVANNAH left MAY 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the first trans-Atlantic voyage by steamship. To pay tribute to the American Merchant Marine, President Franklin Roosevelt designated MAY 22, 1933, as NATIONAL MARITIME DAY. Ronald Reagan commented, May 20, 1986: “When steam-powered vessels began to eclipse sailing ships in the latter part of the 19th century, […]

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Clara Barton & the American Red Cross

Clara Barton & the American Red Cross

on May 23, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

T he American Red Cross was organized MAY 21, 1881, by a schoolteacher namedClara Barton. The first woman to be a clerk at the U.S. Patent Office, Clara Barton moved to Washington at the outbreak of the Civil War. She distributed relief supplies to wounded soldiers and, at the request of President Lincoln, aided for nearly four years in searching for missing soldiers. After attempting to carry a wounded soldier off thebattlefield of […]

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May 14th by William Federer

May 14th by William Federer

on May 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

On midnight, MAY 14, 1948, the State of Israel came into being and was immediately recognized by the United States and the Soviet Union. A homeland for the thousands of Jews who were persecuted and displaced during World War II, Israel was attacked the next day by the Transjordanian Army, the Arab Legion, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Against all […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Mother’s Day

American Minute with Bill Federer Mother’s Day

on May 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Mothers’ Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” But it was Anna Jarvis, daughter of a Methodist minister in Grafton, West Virginia, who made it a national event. During the Civil War, Anna Jarvis’ mother organized Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to care for wounded soldiers, both Union and Confederate. She raised money for medicine, […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Irving Berlin “God Bless America!”

American Minute with Bill Federer Irving Berlin “God Bless America!”

on May 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

T he son of a rabbi, he was born MAY 11, 1888. At 4-years-old, he immigrated with his family from Russia to New York. Falling in love with America, he served as a U.S. infantry sergeant in World War I. He later wrote some of the nation’s most popular songs, including: “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”; “Remember”; “Always”; “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”; “There’s No Business like Show […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  The Virginia Company-England’s First Permanent American Colony

American Minute with Bill Federer The Virginia Company-England’s First Permanent American Colony

on May 11, 2020, 6:09 AM / in History

W hen Muslim Turks conquered the land trade routes from Europe to Asia, Europeans explored sea routes. These attempts were initially financed by kings and wealthy private individuals, and later through the new invention of “companies.” “Companies” have a significant history. During the Middle Ages, there were tradesmen, partnerships, merchant guilds, craft guilds,and religious guilds , but these did not have large amounts of capital […]

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McGuffey’s Readers sold a Million Copies a Year for 120 Years! “The Ten Commandments are basic”; “Pray to God to keep you from sin & harm … Trust in Him … The kind care of God will be with you”

McGuffey’s Readers sold a Million Copies a Year for 120 Years! “The Ten Commandments are basic”; “Pray to God to keep you from sin & harm … Trust in Him … The kind care of God will be with you”

on May 3, 2020, 6:44 AM / in History

Selling a million copies a year for over 120 years, McGuffey’s Readers were the mainstay of public education in America. The only other books in that sales category were Webster’s Dictionary and the Holy Bible. Generations of school children read them, making them some of the most influential books of all time. They were written by William McGuffey, who died […]

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Roman Persecution of Christians

Roman Persecution of Christians

on May 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Eleven of the twelve apostles were martyred, with the 12th, John, being reportedly thrown into a boiling pot of oil, but miraculously survived. The traditional histories are: Peter preached in Rome and was crucified upside down in 66 AD; Andrew preached in Asia Minor, modern-day Greece and Turkey, before being crucified on a sideways “Saint Andrew’s Cross” around 60 AD; Thomas preached east […]

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The Role of Vitamin D in Suppressing Cytokine Storm in COVID-19 Patients and Associated Mortality

on April 22, 2020, 10:05 AM / in National News

Background Statistical analysis of data obtained from hospitals and clinics across the world has been analyzed to illuminate new insights into characteristics of COVID-19 and to discern whether a link exists between severe cases of COVID-19 that feature cytokine storm and vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency. Method Daily admission, recovery and deceased rate data for patients with COVID-19 from countries […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  “Mad Anthony” Wayne, Bruce Wayne, & John Wayne “I’d like to know why they make excuses for cowards …”

American Minute with Bill Federer “Mad Anthony” Wayne, Bruce Wayne, & John Wayne “I’d like to know why they make excuses for cowards …”

on May 27, 2019, 6:02 AM / in People

John Wayne: “I’d like to know why they make excuses for cowards …” “Mad Anthony” Wayne raised a militia unit at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and participated in the invasion of Canada. He fought in the Battle of Trois-Rivières, and led forces at Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. ​“Mad Anthony” Wayne fought at Brandywine in 1777, then harassed […]

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It is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!)

It is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!)

on August 13, 2018, 7:54 AM / in Opinion

Mandatory versus voluntary. Though court cases have sought to limit “mandatory” school-sponsored prayer, students continue to have the right to “voluntarily” pray! Brad Dacus, President of Pacific Justice Institute, stated (www.legaltopray.com):  “In every case defending students’ rights to pray, the students have prevailed, even teachers have the right to pray in school.” President Bill Clinton stated at James Madison High School, July 12, 1995: “The First Amendment does not require students to […]

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The LONG HOT SUMMER

on July 2, 2018, 6:45 AM / in Opinion

Get ready for a long, hot summer filled with protests, extreme rhetoric and unexpected intraparty skirmishes ahead of the 2018 midterm elections this fall. Thousands of demonstrators, from Washington, D.C. to Portland, Ore., braved the sweltering temperatures to hit the streets over the weekend, underscoring the new era of citizen activism that began with the Women’s March one day after […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by…” -Robert Frost

American Minute with Bill Federer “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by…” -Robert Frost

on February 1, 2018, 6:00 AM / in News

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for […]

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Expert: Tennessee colleges could see changes from new Title IX guidance on sexual assaults

on September 23, 2017, 6:51 AM / in State News

We are not exactly sure how we should take this article since we are basically in agreement that the Department of Education, its rules, and distribution of funding should be eliminated in its entirety. Then it would be then the responsibility of the state of Tennessee and the private institutions of higher learning to develop and implement a workable program. […]

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