We wandered through living history when we visited a reenactment of the Old Fort #4’s Geoff Militia Saturday afternoon in Peshtigo. I imagine the original New Hampshire settlers would be both astonished and impressed to see themselves so well represented 268 years after their pivotal year at the start of the French and Indian War. [...]
Tag: American History
Thankful for U.S.
Today, I’m thankful for U.S. I’m especially grateful for the opportunity to say so. We live in a beautiful, confounding country and sometimes we forget our manners. But, by official proclamation, we have to write a national thank you note every fourth Thursday in November. Consider this mine. I’m grateful to Abraham Lincoln who, in [...]
Mr. Walter James Finley has reason to be proud
With profound faith and a commitment to education that transcended generations, Walter James Finley came to the United States in 1897. The Bahamian entrepreneur, farmer, and first black man in Broward County to own an automobile, planted fields and grew a dynasty. Today, the close-knit third generation of Finleys, includes educators and engineers, business owners, [...]
The secret heart of America
Within the glorious spectacle of the movie Selma, with its heart-stopping images, invigorating pacing and indelible performances, lies a phrase that lingers long after the credits roll. President Lyndon Johnson said it during a landmark civil rights speech he made on March 15, 1965. Treat yourself to a reading of this masterful piece of writing [...]
God bless our soldiers
With humility, pride and endless gratitude, we thank you for your service.