‘There is no national security but in the nation’s humble dependence upon God…’

American Minute with Bill Federer – NOV 23

His only son, 11-year-old Bennie, was killed when their campaign train rolled off its tracks.

This happened to 14th President Franklin Pierce, who was born NOVEMBER 23, 1804.

Elected to Congress at age 29, Franklin Pierce was a Senator at 33.

He resigned from Congress during the Mexican-American War and enlisted as a private. He was eventually promoted to brigadier general.

Pierce’s leg was crushed at the Battle of Churubusco.

Franklin Pierce ran for President against General Winfield Scott, whom he had served under during the War.

Before he died, Franklin Pierce was baptized in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Concord.

Great for Thanksgiving! PRAYERS AND PRESIDENTS-Inspiring Faith from Leaders of the Past  Franklin Pierce was friends with the famous American writers Henry Wadsworth  Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne, the latter being with him the night  he died. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote in a biography of Franklin Pierce:

“Whether in sorrow or success he has learned…that religious faith is the most valuable…of human possessions…

With  this sense, there has come…a wide sympathy for the modes of Christian  worship and a reverence for religious belief as a matter between the  Deity and man’s soul.”

President Franklin Pierce said in his Inaugural, March 4, 1853:

“It  must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation’s  humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling Providence.

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