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  • French frigate to recreate Lafayette's voyage to US

    04/19/2015 4:16:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-04-18 | Video by FRANCE 3; Text by NEWS WIRES
    A replica of the French navy frigate Hermione that brought General Lafayette to America to rally rebels fighting Britain in the US war of independence, will set sail for the United States again on Saturday, 235 years after the original crossing.
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 1:43:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 216 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | Alexandra Klaunser
    Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were gay, says a new book by a gay activist and award winning writer. Larry Kramer, 79, says he believes what's written in his history book is true though he is selling it as fiction to avoid legal troubles. In Volume One of his two part book 'The American People,' Kramer says that Abraham Lincoln was gay and his killer John Wilkes Booth was actually Lincoln's spurned gay lover. 'We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay,' Kramer told CBS in an interview about the book which came out this month.
  • College Board Erases the Founding Fathers

    08/16/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August16, 2014 | Patrick Jakeway
    August 16, 2014 College Board Erases the Founding Fathers. By Patrick Jakeway The classic novel Brave New World describes a future in which people have lost all of their liberty and in which they have become drugged robots obedient to a central authority. It also details how this control was first established. First, the rulers had to erase all history and all the people’s memory of a time before their bondage. Today, the history of George Washington's leadership has been erased in the new Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History test/curriculum, taking effect in the fall of 2014. The College Board,...
  • How George Washington Celebrated Christmas

    12/25/2013 10:57:57 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 12-25-13 | John Avlon
    The father of our nation knew how to throw a Christmas party. I’m talking thousands of pounds of bacon, gallons of homemade rye whiskey, a massive “great cake” and what he called an “attack of Christmas pies.” Everyone got four days off to celebrate at his Mount Vernon plantation and while there was no regular scheduled appearance by Santa, there was at least one recorded visit by a camel. But the abundant Christmas feasts of Washington’s later years were preceded by some years that were lean on Christmas cheer. When young George was 8 years old in 1740, his home...
  • Video doc link: Washington's 12/26/76 attack on Hessian camp: Trenton/Delaware Crossing

    12/23/2013 6:08:10 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    This is part three of a 6-part 1997 PBS documentary on the Revolutionary War. The episode is titled "The Times That Try Men's Souls" (1776-1777). In addition to the Delaware River crossing and Hessian camp attack it also covers the British invasion of New York and subsequent Battle of Brooklyn, aka, The Battle of Long Island. "Days after the Declaration of Independence is signed, a British force arrives in New York harbor. Washington and his troops are driven to New Jersey. With only a few days of enlistment left for many of his volunteers, a desperate Washington leads his army...
  • George Washington’s Return from Service to Mount Vernon, Christmas Eve, 1783

    12/23/2013 1:48:31 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 58 replies
    Pharmboy | 12/23/13 | Pharmboy
    As many of you know, there was an hiatus between Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown (October 19, 1781) and the Treaty of Paris (September 3, 1783). Washington stayed with his army and did not return to his beloved Mount Vernon until word of the treaty’s signing reached him, and he would see the British Army and Navy depart NYC on Evacuation Day, November 25, 1783. New Yorkers had made up a rhyme, “From Kip’s Bay to Evacuation Day” that had much meaning to them since Kip’s Bay (near present day First Avenue and 30th St. on the East River) was the...
  • George W’s Spooks: Inside the Culper Ring. [NR Interview]

    08/10/2013 10:45:23 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19, 2013 | Alexander Rose
    ALEXANDER ROSE: Thankfully, this isn’t a chicken-and-egg question, so the answer is a simple one: Washington’s spies, otherwise known as the Culper Ring. There were five primary members. First in seniority was Benjamin Tallmadge, a dragoons officer who acted as the Ring’s manager in American-held Connecticut and made sure their intelligence was passed on to Washington back at headquarters. The agent who sailed back and forth across Long Island Sound (I prefer the more colorful contemporary description of it, “the Devil’s Belt”), tussling with freebooters and dodging patrol-boats, was Caleb Brewster, a former whaleboatman who really, really liked fighting. Brewster’s...
  • Escape From New York ‘Revolutionary Summer,’ by Joseph J. Ellis

    06/30/2013 7:38:35 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 9 replies
    NY Times Sunday Book Review ^ | 6-30-13 | Andrew Cayton
    If you know the musical “1776,” you know the plot of Joseph J. Ellis’s breezy new book. It’s a stirring and conventional story. A handful of famous men struggle to create a republic against insurmountable odds. In the long run, their greatest challenge is the problem of slavery. But the most immediate threat is the military might of Britain. Toward the end of June 1776, as the Continental Congress nears a vote on American independence, the first of 427 royal ships carrying 1,200 cannons, 32,000 soldiers and 10,000 sailors appears off Long Island. Things look dire, a point made repeatedly...
  • George Washington's Bibles Coming to Historic Arkansas Museum

    01/30/2013 5:16:31 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 5 replies
    Arkansas Matters ^ | 1-28-13 | KARK 4 News
    The Historic Arkansas Museum will have two of George Washington's Bibles on display beginning Feb. 8. According to the museum's website, the Bible from the first president's inauguration will be on display for only two days, Feb. 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The George Washington Family Bible will also be exhibited, but will be on display for a longer period of time.
  • PRINCETON: Battlefield group appeals Planning Board finding

    07/25/2012 9:38:25 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 12 replies
    Princeton Packet ^ | July 24, 2012 | Jennifer Bradley
    The Princeton Battlefield Society has filed an appeal of the Princeton Regional Planning Board’s decision to allow the Institute for Advanced Study to build faculty housing on a part of the battlefield known as Maxwell’s Field on Friday, and is also seeking funds to support the society’s fight. According to the society, the proposed development area of the battlefield is believed to be the site of a winning counterattack lead by George Washington during the Battle of Princeton. The appeal includes 12 counts that challenge the Planning Board’s decision. ”The Planning Board failed numerous times to properly support its decision...
  • Washington's Iconic Letter To Be Displayed

    05/14/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | May 09, 2012 | Paul Berger
    After Decade, Message of Tolerance Comes to Jewish Museum After a decade hidden from view, one of the most important documents in American history is set to burst back onto public display, the Forward has learned. George Washington’s 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, in which the first president vowed that America would give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” will form the centerpiece of a special show at the National Museum of American Jewish History, opening on June 29. Ivy Barsky, the NMAJH’s director and chief operating officer, said she was “absolutely thrilled”...
  • What did George Washington Drink?

    11/19/2011 8:35:32 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 46 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2011 | WILLIAM BOSTWICK
    In the spirit of authenticity, a home-brewer attempts to recreate a founding father's beer recipe. It was last Thanksgiving. I had my heirloom turkey, local yams and organic cranberries. I had donned my waxed-canvas apron and consulted vintage recipe books. I was ready to eat. But on this, the most heritage-chic of holidays, what should one drink? Wine felt too stuffy; a six-pack not ceremonial enough. I was stumped. Then I discovered George Washington's beer. Or, more precisely, a recipe for it, referenced in a few old home-brewing books. Scribbled on the last page of one of Washington's journals is...
  • 8 French Soldiers Died in Van Cortlandtville [NY] During Revolutionary War

    06/27/2011 5:34:18 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies
    Peekskill-Cortlandt Patch ^ | 6-25-11 | Jeff Canning
    Seven are buried in unmarked graves near Old St. Peter’s Church, which was used as military hospital during fight for American independence. Memorial stone in front of Old St. Peter's Church honors the eight French soldiers who died in Van Cortlandtville during the Revolutionary War.Credit Jeff Canning Photos France sent 44,000 soldiers and sailors across the Atlantic Ocean to help the infant United States win its independence from British rule during the Revolutionary War. Five thousand of them died during the conflict, eight of them in Van Cortlandtville. The body of one, an officer who was a member of the...
  • George Washington's beer recipe

    05/06/2011 7:55:23 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 51 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 05 May 2011 | Jon Swaine
    Before devoting his time to defeating the British in the Revolutionary War and being the first president of the United States, George Washington enjoyed brewing his own beer. A handwritten recipe for "small beer" created by Washington in 1757, while serving in the Virginia militia, has been published by the New York Public Library. The recipe, which was found in Washington's "Notebook as a Virginia Colonel", lists the ingredients as bran hops, yeast and molasses –... "Take a large Sifter full of Bran Hops to your Taste," Washington instructed. "Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gall into a...
  • War in the Wilderness [Book Review of George Washington's First War]

    01/20/2011 5:29:35 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | STEPHEN BRUMWELL
    A callow youngster's thirst for honor triggered the Seven Years' War. Unlike many of his fellow Founding Fathers, George Washington never wrote an autobiography...His sole effort at memoir emerged from notes he wrote clarifying points for a proposed biography by a former aide and trusted friend, David Humphreys. These "Remarks" were written in 1787-88, when Washington was in his mid-50s and pondering the daunting prospect of becoming the first president....Washington chose to reminisce about the five years when he had labored as a loyal subject of the British Empire to thwart French designs on the Ohio Valley. In late 1753,...
  • Glasses Are Hoisted Once Again at Fraunces Tavern

    01/07/2011 7:06:52 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies
    NY Times Blog ^ | January 6, 2011 | DIANE CARDWELL
    By DIANE CARDWELL It may be almost a year later than originally expected, but Fraunces Tavern, where Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolutionary War and where patrons have been eating and drinking on and off since 1762, has finally taken a big leap forward in its reincarnation. The bar, operated by an Irish outfit called the Porterhouse Group, opened last night for the first time since closing in February, attracting a mellow crowd of industry insiders, people who worked on the project and longtime patrons drawn to the place’s sense of history...
  • George Washington: ‘… the Constitution … is sacredly obligatory upon all.’

    03/05/2010 7:14:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 13 replies · 349+ views
    The North Star National ^ | March 4th, 2010 | Dan Sherrier
    Our first president had some excellent advice in his farewell address to the nation, which he delivered via newspaper publication in September 1796. The entire speech remains worth reading today. Some of his points were specific to a time when the United States was young and fragile–the Constitution was less than a decade old, after all–but much of his wisdom continues to hold value. Pay attention. Pay attention. It doesn’t hold value simply because he’s George Washington, Super-President of Historical Myth and Noble Chopper of the Cherry Tree and Crosser of the Delaware. (Even Washington was not a perfect human...
  • George Washington’s Tear-Jerker

    02/15/2010 4:21:18 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 52 replies · 921+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 14, 2010 | JOHN R. MILLER
    CIVILIAN control of the military is a cherished principle in American government. It was President Obama who decided to increase our involvement in Afghanistan, and it is Congress that will decide whether to appropriate the money to carry out his decision. It is the president and Congress, not the military, that will decide whether our laws should be changed to allow gays and lesbians to serve in our armed forces. The military advises, but the civilian leadership decides. Yet if not for the actions of George Washington, whose birthday we celebrate, sort of, this month, America might have moved in...
  • Battle Weary, We March On

    11/12/2009 9:17:35 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 11/12/2009 | Nancy Tengler I am no historian. But, my read of the Revolutionary War goes something like this: The Red Coats outnumbered, out-gunned and out-generaled Washington's Continental Army at every turn. In the beginning. But Washington had one advantage. He taught himself how to think like the enemy, when to retreat, wait. And, finally strike. So far the early health care battles go to the enemy. Despite lack of public support, Nancy Pelosi twisted arms to make deals under cover of darkness and eked out a slim majority for passage of Nancycare. Yet, in the latest Rasmussen poll conducted the day following...
  • Civil Fights: William Howe echoes down the ages [RevWar parallels to Israeli/Palestinian fight]

    02/26/2009 7:52:23 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 12 replies · 334+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Feb 26, 2009 | Evelyn Gordon
    One of the most oft-repeated mantras about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that there is no military solution; the only solution is to talk with our enemies. This mantra also has a popular corollary: Because we must ultimately negotiate with the Palestinians, decisive military action is counterproductive - it merely sows hatred that makes the inevitable dialogue that much harder. It is ironic that the leading proponents of these theories are Jews and Europeans - two groups well acquainted with the obvious counterexample: The Allies never negotiated with the Nazis either during or after World War II; they destroyed Nazi Germany...
  • Fight Over Land Use at Valley Forge

    05/30/2008 4:11:16 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 90+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2008 | JON HURDLE
    Thomas Schaller for Robert A.M. Stern Architects Renderings of the proposed American Revolution Center, on private land within the Valley Forge National Historical Park EAGLEVILLE, Pa. — A local planning board has approved a proposal to build a $250 million visitor center and conference facilities on privately owned land in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Opponents say the decision increases the risk of commercial development in other scenic and historic national parks. The Planning Commission of Lower Providence Township, about 15 miles northwest of Philadelphia, voted unanimously late Wednesday in favor of the project, the American Revolution Center. The...
  • Mary Ball Washington's Pancake Syrup (what the young General ate)

    05/23/2008 8:35:37 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 17 replies · 65+ views
    Mitchell's Cookbooks ^ | 1994 | Patricia Mitchell
    Ferry Farm Sauce 1 1/3 c. honey 1 c. maple syrup 2 tsp. cinnamon A few caraway seeds In a double boiler slowly heat together the honey and maple syrup. Stir in cinnamon and caraway seeds and serve warm over pancakes, waffles, etc.
  • New Jersey's Revolutionary past getting a salute from Washington

    10/03/2006 6:15:27 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 18 replies · 403+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | Tuesday, October 03, 2006 | TOM HESTER
    Historians have long referred to New Jersey as the "Crossroads of the American Revolution." During America's struggle for independence, New Jersey was the scene of 238 battles and skirmishes. George Washington's troops were victorious in key battles, including Trenton, Princeton and Monmouth. More than 900 New Jersey soldiers lost their lives in the war. Now New Jersey's role in the Revolution is on the brink of gaining official recognition from the federal government. The U.S. Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill designating a large swath of New Jersey as the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage...
  • Lecture on George Washington set Sept. 20

    09/19/2006 8:21:32 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 390+ views
    Sept. 19, 2006--Mathew Spalding, director of Heritage Foundation's B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies, will lecture on “George Washington as the Model of American Statesmanship” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in 103 Gore Hall. Spalding is the author and editor of many works on America's founding, including Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition, and serves on the board of academic advisers at the Mount Vernon estate. This is event is sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and co-sponsored by the College Republicans at UD. There will be a book signing immediately after the lecture. For...
  • George Washington: Father of Country and Purple Heart

    08/08/2006 7:13:35 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 8 replies · 222+ views
    Daily Courier (AZ) ^ | 8/7/2006 | PAULA RHODEN
    The history of the Purple Heart is as old as the United States. The members of the Major John R. Tabia PhD., Chapter No. 608 Military Order of the Purple Heart will celebrate 224 years of the Purple Heart today. A Purple Heart Family Dinner will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the China Buffet in Prescott. Chapter Commander Alfonso Santillan said all Purple Heart recipients are welcome to the no-host event. He encouraged non-members to join the celebration, bring a copy of their DD214 and sign up. Santillan said the Military Order of the Purple Heart is...
  • Frenchman to Bring Revolutionary War to Russia

    07/24/2006 9:49:36 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 549+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | July 25, 2006 | Alastair Gee
    Vladimir Filonov / MT Rochambeau standing by the U.S. Embassy last week. He considers himself an aristocrat and says it impresses girls. Chances to reenact U.S. Revolutionary War battles like Saratoga and Bunker Hill and lift a glass to Generals Washington and Greene don't come often in Moscow. But star-spangled revolutionary standards might soon be fluttering here. Frenchman Donatien de Rochambeau is seeking members for a Moscow chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, a U.S.-based club for men with an ancestor who fought in or supported the Revolutionary War. De Rochambeau's aristocratic forebear defeated the British in...
  • Institute will be dedicated to South's contributions to Revolution

    07/10/2006 5:25:43 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies · 535+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2006 | Anon Southern Stringer
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - A research facility is planned for York County that will focus on the role of Southern states in the Revolutionary War. Historian Michael Scoggins said the Southern Revolutionary War Institute will be used to educate people about the South's contributions to the war. It's a field he says has been neglected in the past. "There's been various fields that downplay the role of the South," Scoggins said. "When you look at most history textbooks, we are generally given the short treatment." The institute will be based at the McCelvey Center in York and local officials hope...
  • Starbucks gets nod to open at historic Washington haunt

    06/15/2006 4:13:41 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 503+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 6-15-06 | Anon
    The historic Maryland Inn, a fixture of Annapolis, Md., since the 18th century when George Washington was a customer, is likely getting a 21st century Starbucks Corp. coffee shop. The Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously this week to allow changes to the exterior of the inn, parts of which date to 1780. "This is the last hoop for them to jump through," said Jean Tullier, a spokeswoman for Remington Hotels, manager of the inn, after the commission approved an architect's design to allow for wheelchair-lift access. The proposed Starbucks is the final step in the renovation of the 44-room...
  • "Washington the Warrior" Rebroadcast Tonight at 8 (Saturday, June 3) on The History Channel

    06/03/2006 6:15:51 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 31 replies · 372+ views
    The History Channel ^ | 6-3-06 | Me
    I saw this last week and wanted to recommend it for those who did not see, tape, Tivo or DVD it. Although the first hour (French and Indian War) was a bit more negative in terms of Washington's strategy and sophistication (yeah, he shouldn't have built Fort Necessity on low ground), he was a mere kid at the time in charge of the Virginia Militia, and the only one in the colony to step up. Also, the depiction of events in Jumonville Glen is antithetical to what I have read in several different sources, that is, Washington never gave the...
  • Washington Monument Now More Approachable

    04/01/2006 5:40:43 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 12 replies · 473+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2006 | ELISABETH GOODRIDGE
    Tourists take in the new landscape changes to the Washington Monument, Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Washington. The Monument reopened to the public after several months of security renovations. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) WASHINGTON — In landscape architect Laurie Olin's mind, the approach to the most soaring of the capital's monuments had to be friendly and simple _ and safe. The Washington Monument stretches more than 555 feet in the air from the National Mall. But for years there was nothing grand about the asphalt walkway that led to the obelisk. And adding jersey barriers in the age of terrorism diminished...
  • In honor of Peter Francisco Day [225th Battle of Guilford Courthouse Anniversary]

    03/15/2006 1:44:38 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 901+ views
    SouthCoastToday ^ | 3-15-06 | JORGE S. MEDEIROS
    Today, March 15, 2006, marks the 225th anniversary of one of the most decisive battles of the American Revolution. The battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, in a small hamlet in North Carolina. It was considered the largest, most hotly-contested action of the Revolutionary War's climactic southern campaign. The British, led by Gen. Charles Cornwallis, defeated the Americans, but at a large cost to their army. Cornwallis would then return to Virginia and eventually capitulated to the Americans on Oct. 19 of that same year. In the battle of Guilford, there was a young soldier of...
  • Text of George Washington's letter

    02/21/2006 7:12:21 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 268+ views
    AP ^ | February 21, 2006 | Gen. Washington
    George Washington's address to the Continental Congress resigning his commission in the Continental Army, Feb. 23, 1783: Mr. President, The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place; I have now the honor of offering my sincere Congratulations to Congress & of presenting myself before them to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the Service of my Country. Happy in the confirmation of our Independence and Sovereignty, and pleased with the opportunity afforded the United States of becoming a respectable Nation, I resign with satisfaction...
  • Washington among presidential 'Good Guys'

    02/11/2006 3:48:12 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 32 replies · 667+ views
    The Free Lance Star ^ | 2/11/2006 | Michael Zitz
    George Washington leads the list of presidential "Good Guys," according to the The Personality and the Presidency Project. TWO EXPERTS on the psychology of leadership place George Washington in a small group of U.S. presidents they call the "Good Guys." Steve Rubenzer and Thomas R. Faschingbauer authored the 2004 book "Personality, Character & Leadership in the White House: Psychologists Assess the Presidents." Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, both of whom are widely believed to have beaten serious depression problems by becoming workaholics, were rated higher than 90 percent of Americans on focusing on their goals, according to the book, which...
  • The Prerevolutionary War: Book Review

    01/07/2006 12:27:03 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 31 replies · 597+ views
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 8, 2006 | JAY WINIK
    In 1754, a senseless massacre began innocently enough. A young George Washington, leading a force of Virginia volunteers and Indians, stumbled into an engagement with a French detachment in a remote Allegheny glen. To this day, the circumstances are cloudy as to who shot first and how the hostilities broke out. What is not in doubt is that Washington bungled badly: he lost control of his men, and before the mayhem ended, 13 Frenchmen were killed, wounded soldiers were brutally scalped and one man was even decapitated. As is so often the case in history, this one small act, however...
  • Eggnog: A Colonial Christmas Tradition (Gen. Washington's Recipe)

    12/17/2005 8:35:25 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 1,292+ views ^ | December, 2005 | Jeff Westover
    The General's Eggnog One quart of cream One quart of milk A dozen eggs One pint of brandy A half pint of rye A quarter pint of rum A quarter pint of sherry Christmas of 1826 was snowy, cold and lonely for the cadets of West Point. Though called "men" they were really teenage boys -- some as young as 17 -- and they wanted to celebrate Christmas. Young Jefferson Davis, future president of the Confederate States of America, was amongst them. But West Point then, as it is now, was a house of order and discipline. The military...
  • Memorial Day, 2004

    06/05/2004 12:10:57 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,483+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 June, 2004 | John Armor (CongressmanBillybob)
    This week we formally dedicated the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The center of the Memorial is a reflecting pool in front of a curved wall on which there are 4,050 golden stars, each of them representing one hundred Americans who gave the last full measure of devotion in that conflict. This was the long-delayed memorial for the 16 million Americans who served in that conflict, only a quarter of whom are still alive. A substantial number of those were in attendance at the dedication. Of course, World War II was not the war in...
  • OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR: Leader of a Nation, Not a Party [NY Times praises General Washington]

    02/22/2004 3:38:06 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 328+ views
    NY Times OP-ED ^ | February 22, 2004 | RON CHERNOW
    As the Democratic primaries reach a critical stage, partisan spirit is running high, and the presidential campaign is already verging on blood sport. George Washington's birthday today serves as a reminder of how presidents can transcend politics and embody the national spirit. From the time he was recruited as commander in chief in 1775, Washington personified the often tenuous hope of unity among the 13 fractious colonies. With most of the early patriot blood spilled in Massachusetts, the second Continental Congress wanted a Southern general who could lend a national imprint to the struggle. Washington shed his Virginia identity and...
  • George Washington's Seventeen Rules of Life

    01/09/2002 8:27:31 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies · 1,419+ views
    Act at all times as in the presence of God, and make it the great object in all things to please Him. In order to do this, Seek first of all to gain clear views of His will and with regard to all things to be perfectly conformed to it.  In doing this, Cherish no thoughts, indulge no feeling, speak no words, and do no actions, but what you really think, after all the light you can gain, will most honor God, most benefit yourself and others needs, and give you the greatest joy when they come to be exhibited ...