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…

'God's winds and waves' changed history

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2023245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Spanish Armada[/caption] Spain led the Holy League to defeat the Muslim Ottoman Turkish navy at the Battle of Lepanto near Corinth, Greece, in 1571. more…

Is abortion a 'right' and a 'solution' to problems?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2016415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pope John Paul II[/caption] He was the most recognized person in the world. He met with presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. Born more…

Americans 'prefer Christians
for their rulers'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2015825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Jay[/caption] The first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, appointed by George Washington, was also president of the American Bible Society. Who more…