President Lincoln was born 205 years ago today. Yahoo has 50 interesting facts about President Lincoln’s life which you can find at this link. Above you’ll find one of my favorite scenes from Saving Private Ryan in which Gen. Marshall reads President Lincoln’s letter to Mrs. Bixby.
Today would have been Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birthday. President Reagan was an actor, sportscaster, veteran, governor, president, statesman, and patriot. RIP, Gipper. You are sorely missed. One of my favorite quotes of his is ”The problem is not that people are taxed too little the problem is that Govt spends too much.”
Enjoy the video above which talks about President Reagan’s fantastic wit.
Today would’ve been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 85th birthday. We remember your hard work to help bring Americans together. To help make Dr. King’s dream a reality, consider joining the No Labels movement. Become a problem solver today!
God bless Pope Francis. I can see why there is such a thing as the ‘Pope Francis Effect‘. Check out the AP story on the Pope’s birthday at the link in the title.
As a grandchild of a former Navy Admiral, I echo the sentiment below…
Today, we commemorate and give thanks for the sacrifice and service of the men and women in uniform of the U.S. Navy.
On October 13, 1775, Congress authorized the procurement of two armed vessels to search for British ships supplying munitions to the British army in America. Today, the Navy continues to be a force for good, advancing and securing interests of this grateful nation and its allies around the world.
Over the years, the Navy has evolved to the finest maritime force among all nations. Its members have fought with distinction by sea and land. They have secured U.S. interests and promoted peace, stability, and the values of this great country and other civilized nations abroad.
The U.S. Navy is the key guardian of the world’s prosperity. Today, about 90 percent of global commerce is conducted by sea. The U.S. upholds the principle of freedom of the seas to promote and protect commerce among nations. The U.S. men and women in uniform willingly place themselves in harm’s way to fight those who endanger the principles we all hold dear.
More than 321,000 Navy active-duty personnel and over 107,000 active reserves are ready to fight evil wherever it occurs. Some of these men and women are away from their families, deployed to some of the most unforgiving areas on the planet. They deserve our unwavering support and the tools they need to ensure victory now and in the future.
- Happy 238th Birthday to the U.S. Navy! (patrickinkuwait.wordpress.com)
- Allen West wishes a happy 238th birthday to the U.S. Navy (bizpacreview.com)
- Happy birthday, Navy: Recruiting posters through the years (stripes.com)
- Happy Birthday U.S. Navy (romickinoakley.wordpress.com)
- ‘Anchors Aweigh’: Cruz, others wish the US Navy a happy 238th birthday (twitchy.com)
Here’s to 66 years of dominating the skies in the service of our nation. I did a six (6) year stint and got to go places I never thought I could ever go. Thank you for that USAF. Here’s a good link on the history of the United States Air Force.
Michael Jackson would have been 55 years old today. Here’s one of my favorite Michael Jackson tunes.
Happy Birthday Michael Jackson!