We Will Never Forget: Patriot Day 2016

Patriot Day is day to remember September 11th, 2001, when terrorists targeted us for no other reason than we are the United States of America. It was a sad, cowardly act that saw the death of hundreds of Americans. Then on September 11th, 2012, terrorists of the same ideology attacked the American consulate in Benghazi,…

Patriot Section Highlight: General Pershing

Born September 13, 1860, General John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing was a well decorated World War I Army general who led many deadly, but victorious battles.  He was born in Missouri, one of six children. His father had supported the Union during the Civil War.  In 1882, he was sworn in as a Cadet at…

National Day of Prayer 2016

Today, people all across the United States of America are falling on their faces for one purpose and that is to pray, pray to the one true God.  In this time in America, we need to kneel at the altars, get in our prayer closets, and fall on our knees to bring our country forward in…

Remember April 30, 1789? Probably not.

Today, we are celebrating April 30, 1789. What happened on that very important day? It was the day that George Washington was sworn in as the very first President of the United States of America. He needed no teleprompter or a university with his name, though there are now. He was an All-American hero and while…

Patriot Section Highlight: Madam CJ Walker

March is Women’s Appreciation Month, and today we have a true American heroine! Sarah Breedlove, later known as Madam C.J. Walker, was (by today’s standards) the first self-made female millionaire.  Sarah was born December 23, 1867 in Louisiana as the first free African-American in her family under the Emancipation Proclamation. She was orphaned at the age…

Patriot Section Highlight: Hiram Rhodes Revels

Since it is Black History Month, this month’s patriot highlight goes to the first Black senator, Republican Hiram Rhodes Revels.  Revels was born free in South Carolina on September 27, 1827. Though he apprenticed as barber, he went to seminary where he studied theology. He began a career as a Methodist pastor and evangelist where he…

Patriot Section Highlight- Francis Lewis Cardozo

We have begun Black History Month and today I want to honor that with a special American patriot: Francis Lewis Cardozo, the first black man to hold an elected statewide office in the United States of America. Born on February 1, 1836 in Charleston, South Carolina to an free African-American woman named Lydia Weston and Isaac…