#ThankAVeteran – Happy Veteran’s Day 2016

Today should be celebrated with the same gusto as the Fourth of July, Christmas, or any other holiday. Instead, we just give it a polite, “Oh, hey, today is the day.” This should not be the case. Today is Veteran’s Day. It should be celebrated with fireworks, parade, pie eating contests, and sending thank you…

Patriot Section Highlight: David Crockett

Today is a very special day. It is the birthday of famous Tennessee native and Texas hero David “Davy” Crockett. He was a frontier icon that has so many legends surrounding him it is kind of hard to distinguish history from legend to liberal indoctrination.  He served as a scout in the Tennessee militia in…

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…

Happy Independence Day 2016

Today we are celebrating the United States of America! It is Independence Day, the day we won our freedom from tyranny. We have such a proud heritage and I hope that you are celebrating by cooking, spending time with family, and enjoying some fireworks after dark.  I feel so blessed to be a citizen of the USA.…

Memorial Day 2016

What is Memorial Day? It is a day of remembrance. We as patriot citizens of the United States of America take this day to remember all of our fallen heroes. We remember the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that America is the home of the free and home of the…

Patriot Section Highlight- Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was born April 5, 1856 to a slave woman named Jane. After emancipation, they moved to be with Booker’s father inWest Virginia. He soon enrolled in Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute and later the Wayland Seminary. Both places, he worked to pay for his schooling and left in 1878.  In 1881, he…

Women’s Appreciation Month 2016 Update

To celebrate Women’s History Month, I decided to do a special Women’s Appreciation Month to celebrate women in the United States of America are doing some amazing things.  From Patriot Section Highlights, to book reviews, reading recommendation, movies, music, news, and so much more. I want to especially thank the fine women who agreed to…

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…

American Patriot Section Highlight: Casimir Pulaski

Casimir Pulaski was a hero of two nations. After fighting for Poland’s freedom from Russia’s meddling in the nation, Benjamin Franklin successfully recruited the courageous commander into the Continental Army for America’s War for Independence against Great Britain. In distinguished himself in the Northern Front, where General George Washington placed him in the Calvary in…

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…