This Day In U.S. History November 20, 1776 – Patriot Fort Lee falls to British and Hessian forces igniting the inspiration for “These are the times that try men’s souls”

    “These are the times that try men’s souls”   1776 – In the second year of the American Revolution, Patriot Fort Lee on the banks of the Hudson River, New Jersey falls to an invasion of British and Hessian Forces. The defeated and ragged Continental Army falls into a hasty retreat across the …

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Mark Twain: The Purpose Of Challenges

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Mark Twain   Like this:Like Loading…

This Day In U.S. History November 18, 1781 – To Avoid Patriot Capture The British Abandon Wilmington, North Carolina

    THIS DAY IN U.S. HISTORY NOVEMBER 18, 1781 – AFTER 10 MONTHS OF OCCUPATION BRITISH FORCES ABANDON WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA COLONY WITH PATRIOT CAVALRY HARD ON THEIR HEELS CHASING THEM TO THEIR SHIPS. CONTINENTAL FORCES RETURN TO THE TOWN AND BRIG. GEN. RUTHERFORD ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT GRIEVANCES BEING REPAID AGAINST LOYALISTS WHO REMAINED …

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This Day In U.S. History November 17, 1775 – Colonel Knox Begins The Noble Train Of Artillery

    This Day In U.S. History November 17, 1775 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutionary War: Continental Army Col. Henry Knox Sets Out With The Noble Train Of Artillery Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”     The Noble Train of Artillery, also known as …

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Lions Of Liberty

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“Dico Tibi Verum, Libertas Optima Rerum: Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito, Fili” – “My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery” –Allan Wallace, Father of William Wallace to his son the same; As quoted in William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland …

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This Day In U.S. History November 16, 1776 – Patriot Ft. Washington Falls & An American Heroine Is Born Of The Conflict

    This Day In U.S. History November 16, 1776 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: An overwhelming force led by Hessian Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen and a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries and 5,000 Redcoats lay siege to Fort Washington at the northern end and highest …

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Be Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind: Romans 12:2

Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Roman 12:2   Like this:Like Loading…

This Day In U.S. History November 15, 1777 – Thirteen Colonies Become One Nation

    This Day In U.S. History November 15, 1777 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutionary War: Thirteen Colonies Become One Nation: At the beginning of the American Revolution, after long and arduous debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation, serving as the first Constitution of the New Nation. …

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Secret Of Success

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Image credit: Mountain Photographer   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include “Paul Revere’s …

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This Day In U.S. History November 7, 1781 – Clash At Cloud’s Creek, South Carolina A Group Of Patriots Are Massacred By Royalists

    This Day In U.S. History November 6, 1781 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: Clash at Cloud’s Creek, South Carolina: A force of 300 Loyalists led by William “Bloody Bill” Cunningham assaults a group of 30 Patriots commanded by Captain George Turner, Captain James Butler …

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God Bless America This Election Day – Choose Wisely America

But select capable men from all the people–men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain–and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. –Jethro Advises Moses, Exodus 18:21 Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become …

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This Day In U.S. History November 3, 1783 – After Eight Long Years Of War The Continental Army Is Disbanded

The March to Valley Forge
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  Image credit: The Battle of Princeton by Don Troiani (Haprints.com)   This Day In U.S. History November 3, 1783 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness – After eight years of war the American Continental Army is disbanded. Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”   These are …

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James Stewart: Liberty Is To Be Lived Boldly, Daily In The Face Of All Obstacles

Liberty is too precious to be buried in books. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say, ‘I’m free.’” –James Steward, From Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939       Like this:Like Loading…

This Day In U.S. History November 2, 1777 – John Paul Jones sets sail to take the American Revolution to Britain

    On This Day In U.S. History, November 2, 1777 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutionary War: The USS Ranger, under the command of John Paul Jones, leaves Portsmouth, New Hampshire for France. Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”     Surrender, HELL, I have …

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Thomas Jefferson – Liberty A Gift Of God

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“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, …

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This Day In U.S. History November 1, 1765 – Taxes & Tyranny, The Forging Of A Nation: The Stamp Act Is Levied On The Colonies

    1765 – Liberty born of taxation without representation. Ten years before the outbreak of the American Revolution Britain’s Parliament enacts the Stamp Act without counsel or consent from the American Colonies, fomenting meetings and protests – the Son’s Of Liberty are born. The Stamp Act would be one of the first taxes and …

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This Day In History October 31, 1517 – Luther Posts His Thesis – Our Rights Are From God Not Men Or Governments

    1517 – FAITH, PROTEST AND FREEDOM – HUMAN RIGHTS ARE FROM GOD NOT MEN OR GOVERNMENTS: MARTIN LUTHER POSTS HIS 95 THESES ON THE CHURCH DOOR OF WITTENBERG, GERMANY SPARKING THE TINDER OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION. OTHER REFORMERS SUCH AS JOHN WYCLIFFE OF ENGLAND HAD BEGUN THE REFORMATION OVER A CENTURY BEFORE, BUT …

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This Day In U.S. History October 30, 1776 – Congress Authorizes Just Compensation For Continental Navy Sailors

    1776 – RECOGNIZING THAT A QUALITY NAVY REQUIRED JUST COMPENSATION FOR SAILORS, CONGRESS AUTHORIZE SHARING OF BOUNTY FROM CAPTURED ENEMY SHIPS Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”   This Day In U.S. History October 30, 1776 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – The …

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Quote: John Bunyan – Winter Experiences Bear Fruit

“It is said that in some countries trees will grow, but will bear no fruit because there is no winter there.” –John Bunyan, Author of Pilgrim’s Progress   Image credit     John Bunyan (28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher. He is the author of The Pilgrim’s …

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This Day In U.S. History October 29, 1775 – American Privateer Vessels Set Sail From Cambridge MA To Patrol For Enemy Transports

A Currier and Ives print of the British attack on the American privateer Gen. John Armstrong Sr.

    This Day In U.S. History October 29, 1775 – Struggle For Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: Four armed American vessels sail from Cambridge as part of a fleet created to cruise the coast in search of enemy transports carrying arms and provisions. Source “The American Revolution Day …

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