Enough about rights. What about responsibilities?

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…

Why did Marion Morrison take the name 'John Wayne'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3330374" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Wayne[/caption] "Mad Anthony" Wayne raised a militia unit at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and participated in the invasion of Canada. He more…

They don't make mountain men like this anymore

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…

The woman who saw more war than most soldiers

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3319414" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Civil War-era hospital[/caption] The American Red Cross was organized May 21, 1881, by a schoolteacher named Clara Barton. The first woman to be a more…

90 years ago today, 2 continents were linked

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

The volunteer navy which changed the course of 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…

Did this pope understand evils of the world?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3302234" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pope John Paul II[/caption] "The family is especially under attack," stated Pope John Paul II, Aug. 15, 1993. In 1979, Pope John Paul II more…