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The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 with Barry Jacobsen

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115048276Guest: ……..Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger, will remember The Battle of Gettysburg 1863, one of the defining moments of the US Civil War…We will look at General Robert E Lee and some of the other military commanders……President Lincoln and the North………..Jefferson Davis and the South….he wrote a recent post about Civil War…….we will also look at the movement to delete Confederate symbols…………

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July 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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July 2, 1937: Amelia Earhart lost over the Pacific

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On this day in 1937, Amelia Earhart’s aircraft was lost over the Pacific.    She was flying around Howland Island, a tiny island 2,227 nautical miles away and in the center of the Pacific Ocean.   We believe that she, and her companion Frederick Noonan, simply ran out of fuel and likely crashed in the ocean.

 

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July 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Happy # 64 Corvette

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June 28, 2017 at 6:36 pm

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We remember Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001)

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In the late 1920’s, Anne Morrow met Charles Lindbergh in Mexico City.   Her father, Dwight Morrow, was the US Ambassador to Mexico at the time.   Her life was never the same after meeting Charles:

In 1929 she married Charles Lindbergh. She got her glider pilot’s license in 1930. Their first child was murdered in 1932. She went on to write more than two dozen works. After Charles’ death in 1974, she spent the next 25 years writing and editing her diaries for publication. She died February 7, 2001, in Passumpsic, Vermont.

Anne was a very accomplished writer and woman, as you can see by checking out any of her books.   She was also the mother of 6.    Charles and Anne were indeed the “couple of an age”, as this video points out:

 

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June 22, 2017 at 9:09 am

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1788: U.S. Constitution ratified

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On this day in 1788, New Hampshire voted “yes” and the US Constitution was ratified:    

On September 17, 1787, after three months of debate moderated by convention president George Washington, the new U.S. constitution, which created a strong federal government with an intricate system of checks and balances, was signed by 38 of the 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the convention.

As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states.

Beginning on December 7, five states–Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut–ratified it in quick succession.

However, other states, especially Massachusetts, opposed the document, as it failed to reserve undelegated powers to the states and lacked constitutional protection of basic political rights, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press.

In February 1788, a compromise was reached under which Massachusetts and other states would agree to ratify the document with the assurance that amendments would be immediately proposed.

The Constitution was thus narrowly ratified in Massachusetts, followed by Maryland and South Carolina.

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the document, and it was subsequently agreed that government under the U.S. Constitution would begin on March 4, 1789.

In June, Virginia ratified the Constitution, followed by New York in July.    

So we say thank you to # 9 New Hampshire for making it official many years ago today:

 

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June 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

A thought about Memorial Day 2017

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We take a minute from political opinions to remember all of the heroes on Memorial Day.   

In my case, I will remember a young man named Nathan Aguirre who died in Iraq in 2006. 

I know Nathan’s parents. His dad and I are church ushers. His mom is a beautiful person who is now working with other families who lost sons in Iraq.

Nathan Aguirre is a real hero. Remember him and his parents today!

Over the years, we’ve heard many messages on Memorial Day. I like this one from President Bush in 2003:

 

“On Memorial Day, Americans place flags on military graves, walk past a wall of black granite in Washington, D.C., and many families think of a face and voice they miss so much. 

Today, we honor the men and women who have worn the nation’s uniform and were last seen on duty. 

From the battles of Iraq and Afghanistan, to the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, to the trials of World War, to the struggles that made us a nation, today we recall that liberty is always the achievement of courage.”

Happy Memorial Day and remember the real meaning of this “day off” from work!   

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May 29, 2017 at 7:14 am

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May 18, 1860: Lincoln nominated by the GOP

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The GOP nominated Abraham Lincoln on this day in 1860,   He was selected in the 3rd ballot of what we would call today a very contested election.

Of course, Lincoln went on to win the general election in a four-way race.  Seven southern states seceded when he was inaugurated in March 1861.

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May 18, 2017 at 11:00 am