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“Be Our God And Guide” – George Washington’s Prayer Journal, Sunday Morning

Almighty God, and most merciful father, who didst command the children of Israel to offer a daily sacrifice to thee, that thereby they might glorify and praise thee for thy protection both night and day, receive, O Lord, my morning sacrifice which I now offer up to thee; I yield thee humble and hearty thanks …

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

Students in Georgia holding wooden rifle replicas learned what it was like to serve in the Continental Army and live in Colonial time

  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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This Day In U.S. History October 28, 1776 – Washington’s Fledgling Army Defeated At Battle Of White Plains, NY

  This Day In U.S. History October 26, 1775 – Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness, The American Revolution: Early in the American Revolution George Washington’s Continental Army is compelled to retreat north of New York City after losing various engagements. On this day the Continental Army again faces defeat at the Battle of …

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This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1797 – The USS Constitution Is Launched – A Living Legend Still Sails

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  1797 – TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO THE USS CONSTITUTION IS LAUNCHED THIS DAY, NAMED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON AFTER THE U.S. CONSTITUTION – A LIVING LEGEND   This Day In U.S. History October 21, 1797 – A Living Legend in the U.S. Navy: In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS …

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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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This Day In History January 5, 1781 – Now traitor Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia to the ground

  This Day In History January 5, 1781: American Struggle For Independence And Self-Determination: Benedict Arnold captures and destroys Richmond, Virginia. Gen. Washington had warned the governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, of imminent invasion; nonetheless, Jefferson was ill-prepared and doubtful of initial reports that British ships were sailing into the Chesapeake Bay.       …

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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 3, 1754 – French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French


  The Opening Battle of a World War. The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. Yet the stage was …

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This Day in History May 28, 1754 – French and Indian War – Threshold to Revolution: Young Lt. Col. George Washington defeats French recon party

  In the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.   The final Colonial War (1689-1763) was the French and Indian War, which is the name given to the …

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George Washington on what creates public prosperity, harmony and happiness

“There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never …

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This Day In History – February 4

  Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. Machiavelli     …

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October 13 – News, Views & Issues

    QUOTE “No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” –George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1786 The Patriot Post   ECONOMY/FINANCIAL Slowdown in the …

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