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I am sure everyone know this poem by Longfellow. The ride was not from Concord, Mass to New York City as some has led erroneously to believe. It was from Concord to Lexington, Mass. The only way to gotten to … Continue reading
She Walks in Beauty By Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellowed to that tender … Continue reading
The execution date Friday, October 13, 1307, of the Knights Templar is where the legend of bad luck on Friday 13th comes from.
Since we are having an awful lot of Fridays falling on the 13th this year it’s intriguing to look back on where the legend may have come from. Some say it did and some say it didn’t. But I’m sure … Continue reading
How Will History Judge The Generations Of This Era? Each generation and era is judged by their successors. This era is inhabited by a wider variety of different generations ranging from The Greatest Generation, The Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation … Continue reading
According to oral history this holiday existed predating the Civil War. It goes all the back to Colonial times. It was not about military remembrance. It was the day one remembered deceased relatives as a whole not military. Veteran Day … Continue reading
Carter G. Woodson was born to poor, yet land-owning, former slaves in New Canton, Virginia on December 19, 1875. During the 1890s, he hired himself out as a farm and manual laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coalmines, and … Continue reading