Happy Independence Day. The formal name of today’s holiday is INDEPENDENCE DAY. The date of July 4 is hugely significant.
A nod to Gettysburg
“Military history records nothing finer than the courage and spirit displayed at such battles as Chickamauga, Antietam, Kennesaw Mountain, and Gettysburg.” -General Eisenhower
America’s most important holiday.
Without Frederick Douglass, a former slave who escaped to freedom, speaking his mind in Rochester in 1852 and for years to come pre Civil War, entirely possible slavery would not have been abolished for decades, if at all. Here’s why.
Memorial Day reminds us what it means to be an American, as the nation pauses to pay deep tribute to America’s Fallen who paid the Ultimate Sacrifice to secure freedom, maintain our nation’s way of life, and ensure future generations would know what freedom is.
On Memorial Day weekend as the nation pauses to to pay tribute, the tone is celebratory, respectful, patriotic, and educational (Veterans telling war stories) until Memorial Day, which is a solemn day for our nation.
A tribute to the greatest American movies ever made.
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The one quote my generation recites each year on the Challenger explosion anniversary:
“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” -President Ronald Reagan (January 28, 1986)
America lost it’s most significant elder of the Greatest Generation yesterday. From a generation that nurtured the finest in American character.