Category Archives: Patriotism

The Old Lion Roared Duty, Honor, Country for the Last Time

He was 82 years old and he stood and spoke without notes. On May 12, 1952, General Douglas MacArthur accepted the Thayer award at West Point. The old lion roared Duty, Honor, Country for the last time. Rest in peace … Continue reading

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Dine Like a Founding Father!Thomas Jefferson Sweet Potato Biscuits

From Dining at Monticello, Edited by Damon Lee Fowler: DINE LIKE A FOUNDING FATHER! THOMAS JEFFERSON’S SWEET POTATO BISCUITS 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, cut in small pieces 1 … Continue reading

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Brave, Heroic and yet Unknown on Veterans Day

They’re brave, heroic and yet unknown. When I think of history, like many Americans, I can name the leaders of WWI and WWII. General Eisenhower famously said, “I learned tactics from General Pershing and dramatics from General MacArthur.” How then … Continue reading

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President Calvin Coolidge and Watch out for the Silent Ones Contest!

Watch out for the silent ones!  President Calvin Coolidge, known as “Silent Cal”, when informed by a dinner guest that she’d made a bet she could get him to say at least three words, famously said, “You lose.”  And despite his … Continue reading

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Faith in the Future and National Aviation Day

 In 1939, in honor of the Wright Brothers, FDR proclaimed August 19th National Aviation Day.  Of course one man defined Roaring Twenties Aviation like no other: Charles Lindbergh.  Ryan Air of San Diego built the aircraft that carried Charles Lindbergh to … Continue reading

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President Herbert Hoover’s Inaugural Address

On March 4, 1929, President Herbert Hoover gave his inaugural address to the nation.  Here’s an excerpt: Ours is a land rich in resources; stimulating in its glorious beauty; filled with millions of happy homes; blessed with comfort and opportunity. … Continue reading

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Jack Brewster, Grace Wentworth and Tatania

“When I was born the Doctor slapped my mother.”   Jack Brewster quote. Aviator and Detective Jack Brewster barely made it out of WWI alive.  Some of his buddies weren’t as fortunate.  For those who fell, Jack will honor their sacrifice by ridding the free … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  For the genius of the American Revolutionary Patriots that burned so brightly! “And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for … Continue reading

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