Category Archive: Great Americans

Great Americans past and present

Founding Influences: Abigail Adams on the value of challenges and difficulties

  THE AMERICAN SPIRIT “These are the times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. …

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A Tribute To Those Who Wore The Blue & The Gray

    Let [us] be an example to the nations of the earth. . . that the deepest hate can be resolved into love and tolerance.” —Overton Minette, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (the leading Union veterans’ organization), Gettysburg, 1938 Widgets       A Tribute To Civil War …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Free Americay’ – c. 1770’s

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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November 7 – News, Views & The Past

News, views, issues and history to promote conservative values, liberty, free markets and peace. Various perspectives, domestic and international, right-left, traditional-liberal are offered to challenge critical, deliberative thought on issues that influence the future of America, and the World.     QUOTE [T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too …

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Patrick Henry – ‘The Voice of the Revolution’

  Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation   Cometh the hour, cometh the man. American Profile recently highlighted the well known American Founding Father and fierce patriot – “Patrick Henry – The first Founding Father to call for revolution”. In an interview with Harlow Giles Unger who has …

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Oldest U.S. Survivor Of WWII Bataan Death March Takes His Leave

Buffalo Bill Cody, circa 1875

Rest In Peace Old Warrior Unknown American Hero   Albert Brown, the oldest survivor of the horrors of the World War II Bataan Death March and a Japanese war POW camp in 1942 in the Philippines passes on Sunday, August 14, 2011. “Doc” Brown was 105 and lived in Pinckneyville, Ill. Within hours of the …

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This Day In U.S. History 1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg


This day in U.S. history during the War Between The States, the epic battle between brothers of the Union and Confederate Armies begins at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Eighty-seven years after the nations was born in 1776, 170,000 soldiers clash making this event the largest military conflict in North American history – over 50,000 casualties, 569 tons …

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Declaration of Independence – An Expression Of The American Mind


A good article at The American Spectator about the sentiments in the colonies 235 years ago regarding independence and two relatively unknown but great American statesmen and their role in helping America take that momentous step and move into the future. The two men were Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New …

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American Treasure: The Franz Family


The following is the beginning of a series where outstanding and talented people and groups who contribute positively to America’s unique cultural heritage will be highlighted as American Treasure. You may not be a fan of Bluegrass, but here’s an example of a very talented and hardworking American family that plays their own interpretation of …

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