Category Archives: American History

One Nation Indivisible

Let us remember the true meaning of this day and our country’s principles “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these … Continue reading

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A Family Hero – 17 February 1945

MEMORIAL DAY We commemorate family members with pride, love, and sorrow for their ultimate sacrifice in service. Entering the Air Corps in 1940, Rufus Wilson served in England, Ireland, France and Germany. Wounded in action on a B-26 mission in the Battle of Remagen during … Continue reading

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was a defining moment for our country and  propelled the United States into World War II.   Millions of Americans prepared to  enlist and serve for the devastation and losses suffered. With twenty-one American … Continue reading

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Letters from War and Home

In honoring Veterans Day, we also recognize the human toll on separated families and those who serve.  Our soldiers, and those cherished by them, express their current existence, their love and dearest thoughts, and perhaps final expressions of hope and regret in letters from … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

Innocent Lives Lost   We Remember the Heroism, Resilience, and Patriotism of Americans NEW YORK CITY National 9/11 Memorial and Museum WASHINGTON, D.C. Pentagon 9/11 Memorial SHANKSVILLE, PA “A common field one day – A field of honor forever” Flight 93 … Continue reading

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Birth of an Anthem

Francis Scott Key An American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Georgetown and Washington D.C., Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” During the War of 1812, Key, accompanied by British Prisoner … Continue reading

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In Memory of Valor and Sacrifice

“Never in the history of the world has a country sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of all.”   When we mourn for such men who have died, ….we should thank God that such men were born.                                              – Gen. George … Continue reading

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