Armed forces or praetorian guard?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2015185" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Armed Forces Day celebration[/caption] Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the third more…

Warnings of 'paid agitators' dates back 90 years

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2002485" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Calvin Coolidge[/caption] President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given May 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia: "But more…

'A wise Negro can never be an anti-Semite'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1999945" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Diplomat Ralph Bunche[/caption] On midnight, May 14, 1948, the state of Israel came into being and was immediately recognized by the United States and more…

Jamestown colonists experienced intense adversity

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1998625" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jamestown[/caption] When Muslim Turks conquered the land trade routes from Europe to Asia, Europeans attempted to find sea routes. These attempts were financed either more…

Discovery of America not what you were taught

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1997985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Christopher Columbus landing in the New World[/caption] Some forty years after Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople on May 29, 1453, and cut off the land more…

'God Bless America' an expression of gratitude

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1991565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Song composer Irving Berlin[/caption] The son of a rabbi, he was born May 11, 1888. At four years old, he immigrated with his family more…

'If God be for us, who can be against us?'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1991165" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Capture of Fort Ticonderoga[/caption] New France began in 1535 when French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed, seeking a sea route to Asia. Jacques Cartier described more…

'The hand that rocks the cradle' rules the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1990835" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day[/caption] Mothers' Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of "The more…

Communism based on 'fierce and terrible fanaticism'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry S. Truman[/caption] In poor health, Franklin Roosevelt wrote on April 5, 1945, to King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, promising not to recognize a more…

'Communists have to eliminate God from the system'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1978525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sailor kissing nurse on VJ Day, Aug. 14, 1945[/caption] World War II in Europe ended on VE Day (Victory-in-Europe), May 7, 1945. National Socialist more…