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Posted on 02/04/2011 10:43:13 AM PST by NEWwoman
February is one short month long on holidays from the sublime (President's Day, St. Valentine's Day) to the ridiculous (Groundhog Day). And since 1926, February has been designated Black History Month.
Three outstanding American Presidents have birthdays this month - one from each century during a defining war in American history:
18th century - the American Revolution:
George Washington was our first president under the Constitution, chief among our founders as well as a great general leading the Continental Army in the American Revolution. He was born in colonial Virginia on February 22, 1732.
19th century - the Civil War:
Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Kentucky on February 12, 1809.
He assumed the office of presidency during a very difficult and divisive time - breakout of the Civil War. Lincoln kept the union together and signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to abolish slavery.
20th century - the Cold War:
February 6th marks the centennial of Ronald Reagan, born in Illinois in the year 1911.
Reagan assumed the office of presidency during a deep recession, reeling from the stagflation of the 1970s, double digit interest rates, national malaise. His administration sparked an economic recovery that was the longest peacetime expansion up to that point in history.
(Excerpt) Read more at smithsk.blogspot.com ...
I remember Ronald Reagan very well and lived through the malaise of the 1970s. We need another Reagan in the 21st century .... and to Remember Who We Are!
“There are many links and a video, which cannot be captured in the body of the thread.”
Be captured in the body of the thread.
But these are my favorites:
Reagan’s We must fight speech:
And Remember who we are
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