Posts Tagged ‘US History’

  Memorial Day Theodosia Pickering Garrison   A handful of old men walking down the village street In worn, brushed uniforms, their gray heads high; A faded flag above them, one drum to lift their feet- Look again, O heart of mine, and see what passes by! There’s a vast crowd swaying, there’s a wild […]


    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/preston-brooks-attacks-charles-sumner  Southern congressman attacks Northern senator   Southern Congressman Preston Brooks savagely beats Northern Senator Charles Sumner in the halls of Congress as tensions rise over the expansion of slavery on May 22, 1856. When the controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 was passed, popular sovereignty was applied within the two new territories and people […]


Raising the Flag Over Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945 http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/iwoflag.htm The photograph of Marines raising the American flag at the summit of Mt. Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima has become an enduring image of bravery and heroism. However, this was actually the second flag raised on the mountain’s summit that day. The first […]


Having been born and raised in the historic Philadelphia area and before moving to Florida, I lived not far from a colonial house located in Ridgefield, Connecticut that still has a British cannon ball lodged in it’s sidewall, hence-  July 4th has special meaning to me as well as for many other Americans. During this 4th of July Holiday Weekend, may I suggest we take […]


What is your favorite youtube video tribute to our Veterans? Here’s mine @  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgl7eAVs4Jc Semper fi! Al Bagocius


Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. I invite you to visit this link @ http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html   Here are 5 of the many worthy items I learned from this site- 1) Women’s groups in the south were the first to decorate soldier […]