A time when presidents were guided by God

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2050375" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John F. Kennedy[/caption] Awarded the Navy's Medal of Heroism during World War II and the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage," he more…

'An ignorant people cannot be a free people'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2049545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Noah Webster[/caption] The earliest human records appeared about 3,000 or 4,000 B.C. – Sumerian cuneiform on clay tablets in the Mesopotamian Valley. This was more…

Freedom is not the 'right to do as we please'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2047425" align="aligncenter" width="600"] U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall[/caption] Twentieth-Century Fox made a motion picture in 1955 titled "A Man Called Peter," about the life of U.S. Senate more…

John Wayne: American icon

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2047095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Wayne[/caption] A veteran of the Civil War was a soldier of Presbyterian Scots-Irish descent named Marion Mitchell Morrison. His grandson of the same more…

'There can be no peace
with the forces of evil'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2040695" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tomb of the Unknown Soldier[/caption] Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War more…

What is the true test of civilization?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2040495" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ralph Waldo Emerson[/caption] William Lloyd Garrison published the Boston anti-slavery paper "Liberator" and founded the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. Suffering hundreds of death more…

Bantam-sized man was giant legend in history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2040215" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kit Carson[/caption] Fur trapper, Indian agent and soldier was Kit Carson. His exploits west of the Mississippi were as famous as Daniel Boone's east. more…

'Not a ship was launched without proper prayers'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2028565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Robert Fulton[/caption] The SS Savannah left May 22, 1819, from Savannah, Georgia, and 25 days later arrived in Liverpool, England, completing the first trans-Atlantic more…

Red Cross founded by 'angel of the battlefield'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2028095" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Clara Barton[/caption] The American Red Cross was organized May 21, 1881, by a schoolteacher named Clara Barton. The first woman to be a clerk more…

Small government cultivates heroes, adventurers

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2023575" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Charles A. Lindbergh[/caption] May 20, 1927, at 7:52 a.m., one of the greatest feats in aviation began as 25-year-old Charles A. Lindbergh left Roosevelt more…