• July 2, 2014

    Happy July 2!

    One of the great misconceptions in American history relates to the July 4 holiday. The actual vote for independence by the Continental Congress came on July 2. Delegates began debating […]

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  • Jefferson delivers his “Rough Draught”

    June 28, 2014

    Jefferson delivers his “Rough Draught”

    As we enter the Fourth of July week, I thought it would be interesting to tell the story of those dramatic days leading up to the colonies’ declaring independence in […]

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  • We must never forget

    June 11, 2014

    We must never forget

    My thanks to all who have commented on the D-Day portion of my “1944 70th anniversary” series of posts. I’ll finish up D-Day by pointing out that less than one […]

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  • 70 years ago: A monumental day

    June 6, 2014

    70 years ago: A monumental day

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, and I’m continuing my series of posts on this monumental event that turned the tide of WWI. I hope you’ll […]

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  • Order of the Day

    June 5, 2014

    Order of the Day

    70 years ago — June 5, 1944 … in the afternoon, it was a nervous Dwight D. Eisenhower who awaited the English night when Allied paratroopers would begin their flights […]

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