Christmas courage in time of war

by Bill Federer -- After losing the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, Aug. 27, 1776, the Continental Army was driven out of New York, across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. In six months, more…

The day time stopped, then did an about-face

by Bill Federer -- President John Quincy Adams stated in Newburyport, July 4, 1837: "In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of more…

Hanukkah, past and present

by Bill Federer -- King Cyrus of Persia let the Jews return to Jerusalem after 70 years of captivity and they rebuilt the Temple c.516 B.C. Around 330 B.C., Alexander the Great more…

One short word defied Nazi attack in WWII

by Bill Federer -- The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the U.S. during World War II. It involved 610,000 Americans, 55,000 British, 72,000 Free French more…