Days ago, America celebrated the birthdays of two brilliant singers, songwriters, and musicians that changed the landscape of popular music forever. Sir Paul McCartney, one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and bassist for The Beatles, turned 80 on June 18. And [...]
This day, June 14, is Flag Day, the 245th anniversary of the establishment of Old Glory by an act of the Continental Congress. While legend has it that Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross sewed the first Stars and Stripes, historians dispute this because of the lack of historical record of any contact between George Washington—head [...]
On May 30th, one hundred years ago today, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated. Some 175 tons of marble that attracts eight million visitors per year from all over the world. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a place where people pay homage to a country lawyer turned U.S. President who fought to [...]
Ralph Waldo Emerson On this day, May 25, 1803, one of America’s great essayists and poets, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was born.Known as the “Sage of Concord,” he declared: “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”Stand Proud. Become Better.
George Washington On this day, April 30, in 1789, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall in the nation’s new capital, New York City, George Washington took the oath of office as our first president. Humbled by the cheers of the people below (he had not sought the presidency) Washington went inside [...]
Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln’s son Robert, introduced a resolution asking the President to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Puritans and Pilgrims searched their souls collectively and individually in a day of fasting and repentance when they experienced a natural calamity—a prolonged drought, a [...]
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on this day, April 14, in 1865, five days after General Ulysses S. Grant accepted the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, thus ending the bloodiest war in American history. Listen To The Original Song "The Revenge Of Old Glory" When the President breathed his last [...]
Jedediah Smith, a devout mountain man, discovered the South Pass over the Rockies in March of 1824. This led him beyond the vast western frontier where he opened the first land route to California. As reverent as his contemporary explorers were profane, young Smith reveled in the beauty and magnificence all around him which [...]