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Faith, Strength & Transformation

Great faith is not gained until it is needed.   PSALM 23 A psalm of David 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3 He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s …

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This Day In History October 18, 1775 – The Burning Of Falmouth, Maine – Fanning The Flames Of Revolution

  This Day In History October 18, 1775, six months after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, while under siege in Boston, the British attack, bombard and burn the city of Falmouth, Massachusetts (modern Portland, Maine) during a campaign of retaliation along the New England coast for the nascent uprising in the Colonies. British Admiralty …

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Early American’s Charge ~ Joseph Story (Supreme Court Justice) 1779 – 1845: Teach American Youth Their Noble Inheritance, Their History, Their Sacred Duty

  “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance…”   “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings …

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This Day In History July 7, 1777 – American Revolution: Battle of Hubbardton, Vermont – British and German Hessians surprise attack Patriots retreating from Ft. Ticonderoga

  The Green Mountain Boys, the Massachusetts militia and Colonel Nathan Hale’s forces stave off the European oppressors at a sanguineous cost, while main Patriot force moves safely south and future victories.   On this day in 1777, British and Patriot forces in the Saratoga campaign engage in the only battle fought in Vermont territory …

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Founder’s Council ~ Patrick Henry: Constitution Designed For The People To Restrain Government

  “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” –Patrick Henry (American Lawyer, patriot, and orator, symbol of the American struggle for liberty, 1736-1799)          

This Day In History July 5, 1775 – American Revolution: Continental Congress adopts Olive Branch Petition

  A year before the American-British Colonies issued their Declaration of Independence, members of the Continental Congress attempt to avoid full scale war with Great Britain by issuing the Olive Branch Petition. This action followed the outbreak of bloodshed at the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill in April and June of the same …

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American Independence ~ Not A Work Of Men Alone

  The Fourth of July, the United States’ Independence Day is more than just a date on a calendar. It is the celebration of an event which transformed a nation and eventually changed the world.   This day on which our founding fathers declared their independence and forged the way for fledgling nation to become …

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This Day In History July 3, 1775 – American Revolution: Washington takes command of Continental Army

  On this day in 1775, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army.   Washington, a prominent Virginia planter and veteran of the French and Indian War, had been appointed commander in chief by the …

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This Day In History July 2, 1776 – American Revolution: Congress votes for independence

  Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, …

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Founding Inspiration: George Washington’s Challenge To All Americans For All Time – To Be Freemen Or Slaves

  THE AMERICAN SPIRIT “The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from …

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This Day In History May 4, 1776 – Rhode Island renounces allegiance to King George III

  Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.   Rhode Island’s tradition of independence and dissent gave it a prominent role in the American Revolution. In 1772, a band of Providence residents attacked a grounded British ship for enforcing unpopular British trade regulations. Rhode Island was the first …

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This Day In History May 3, 1775 – Earl of Dartmouth organizes North Carolina Loyalists against Patriots

  North Carolina Anglophile Loyalists organize to crush Patriot uprising – history scrawls the destiny-fated results in favor of all humankind   William Legge, 2nd earl of Dartmouth and secretary of state for the colonies for British King George III, instructs colonial Governor Josiah Martin of North Carolina to organize an association of Loyalists and …

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This Day In History: May 1, 1778 – American Revolution: British launch surprise attack at Battle of Crooked Billet, Hatboro PA

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  The Battle of Crooked Billet was a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on May 1, 1778 near the Crooked Billet Tavern (present-day Hatboro, Pennsylvania). In the skirmish action, British forces under the command of Major John Graves Simcoe launched a surprise attack against Brigadier General John Lacey and …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘American Taxation’ – 1765

  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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B-17 Flying Fortress – “Aluminum Overcast”

  Aluminum Overcast – B-17 Flying Fortress Some great photographs of a restored B-17 Flying Fortress. The photographs are offered by Bernard Zee at his website, and are of the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” on the 2011 tour of the aircraft in Hayward, California. There are over 70 photographs of the aircraft in flight, on the …

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God, Government and The People’s Liberties

  “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 the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect …

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The Mutual Success Of Western & Eastern Civilizations

Advertisement   As the world forges into the 21st Century – Gregorian Calendar reckoning (Indian Calendar Vikram Samvat 2067-68, Chinese Calendar 4708 or 4648, Hebrew Calendar 5772, Islamic Calendar A.H. 1431–1432, Japanese Calendar Heisei 23), human thought is growing on the subject of whether Western Civilization will survive, of the competition of Western Civilization versus …

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Patrick Henry – ‘The Voice of the Revolution’

  Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation Amazon.com   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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Spirit & Heritage In Song – Star Spangled-Banner – 1814

    Star-Spangled Banner History of the music The Battle For The Soul Of America Independence In The Balance   The year was 1814, and barely 30 years after the end of the Revolutionary War the United States was again at conflict with the British Empire. The reasons America declared war were for several reasons, …

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This Day In History – September 24

    If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. —Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.       September 24, 787 – Medieval History Second Council of Nicaea The Second Council of Nicaea is regarded …

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