History

John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Irish writer Frank O’Connor

on May 29, 2020, 7:34 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Friday, May 29, 2020, the day of the week when I reprise a quotation intended to be instructive or inspirational. Today’s comes from John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, born on this day in 1917. Actually, I’ll cite three Kennedy quotes, each one of them relevant in their own way to the national challenges we face […]

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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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May 29th in History

May 29th in History

on May 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Army Day (Argentina) Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í Faith) Christian feast day: Bona of Pisa Maximin of Trier Pope Alexander of Alexandria (Eastern Orthodox Church) Theodosia of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodox Church) Ursula […]

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Casualties of War

on May 28, 2020, 8:52 AM / in History, People

Yesterday I wrote about the lovely letters written 76 years ago this week by U.S. Army Cpl. Frank Elliott to his wife, Pauline, in the hours leading up to D-Day. While keeping watch over their toddler — a daughter named DeRonda — Pauline kept writing even after she stopped receiving replies from Frank after the invasion. Polly, as her family […]

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Memorial Day: In Honor of American Patriots

Memorial Day: In Honor of American Patriots

on May 28, 2020, 6:18 AM / in History

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” —John Adams Patriots, we set aside Memorial Day to honor the service and sacrifice of generations of our fellow Armed Forces Patriots, now departed, who defended American Liberty with honor. Accordingly, I invite you to read our tribute to fallen American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. On Memorial Day, flags […]

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Remember, We Won The Vietnam War – Before We Lost It

Remember, We Won The Vietnam War – Before We Lost It

on May 28, 2020, 6:15 AM / in History, Opinion

CENTER FOR SELF GOVERNANCE (CSG) ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM Decades back, in late 1972, South Vietnam and the United States were winning the Vietnam War decisively by every conceivable measure. That’s not just my view. That was the view of our enemy, the [communist] North Vietnamese government officials. Victory was apparent when President Nixon ordered the U.S. Air Force to bomb industrial […]

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Guarding Honor

Guarding Honor

on May 28, 2020, 6:09 AM / in History, National News

Review: ‘Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery’ by Tom Cotton Shortly after a Boeing 757 rammed into the western side of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment sprang into action. The so-called Old Guard of the Army, stationed just across the highway in Arlington National Cemetery, was the most readily available […]

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May 28th in History

May 28th in History

on May 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of the year.     Holidays Armed Forces Day (Croatia) Christian feast day: Bernard of Menthon Germain of Paris John Calvin (Episcopal Church) Lanfranc Margaret Pole William of Gellone May 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Downfall […]

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Last Letter Home

on May 27, 2020, 10:03 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Seventy-six years ago today, a 24-year-old U.S. soldier far from home wrote a letter to his wife, Pauline, who was back in New Castle, Pa. His name was Frank M. Elliott and he served with Company A of the U.S. Army’s 741st Tank Battalion. He was writing from England where his unit was […]

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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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Remember, Then Act

Remember, Then Act

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

Out of all that is wrong with the United States of America (mostly due to an unlimited federal government), there is much that is right. However, that which is right, has been allowed to be covered up, diminished and labeled the opposite. While the calendar allows us a day to remember those that have fallen, we have an opportunity to act on […]

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A History of Student Movements and Activism at Evergreen State College and the Greater Nation

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

Reprint from last year…. What has been going on at the Evergreen (COMMUNIST) State College in Olympia WA should surprise NO ONE who lives in Washington State.  That liberal hell hole was built with a FAR LEFT LEAN to it’s buildings.  I go back to the time the State was searching for land to build that ENEMY WITHIN INDOCTRINATION CENTER […]

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May 27th in History

May 27th in History

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

May 27 is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day (Nicaragua) Children’s Day (Nigeria) Christian feast day: Augustine of Canterbury Blessed Lojze Grozde Bruno of Würzburg Eutropius of Orange Hildebert Julius the Veteran May 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

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

“I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour […]

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May 26th in History

May 26th in History

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

May 26 is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Augustine of Canterbury (Anglicanism and Eastern Orthodox) Lambert of Vence Peter Sanz (one of Martyr Saints of China) Philip Neri Quadratus of Athens Zachary, Bishop of Vienne May […]

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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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For the Fallen

For the Fallen

on May 25, 2020, 7:12 AM / in History

  BY LAURENCE BINYON With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal  Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, There is music in the midst of desolation And […]

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Memorial Day: In Honor of American Patriots

Memorial Day: In Honor of American Patriots

on May 25, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Patriots, today is the 151st anniversary of the first Decorations Day, now Memorial Day remembrance, when Congressman (and later President) James Garfield addressed more than 5,000 families of fallen military personnel at Arlington Cemetery. We set aside Memorial Day to honor the service and sacrifice of generations of our Armed Forces Patriots who perished in battle (and more broadly all […]

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May 25th in History

May 25th in History

on May 25, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 25 is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Africa Day (African Union) African Liberation Day (African Union) Christian Feast Day: Aldhelm Bede Gerard of Lunel Mary Magdalene de Pazzi Pope Gregory VII Pope Urban I May 25 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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In Honor of American Patriots

In Honor of American Patriots

on May 25, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” –John Adams Memorial Day provides a stark contrast between the best of our nation’s Patriot sons and daughters versus the worst of our nation’s civilian culture of consumption. Amid the sparse, reverent observances of the sacrifices made by millions of American Patriots who paid the full price for Liberty, […]

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