On the first Thanksgiving Day, the Pilgrims began a custom of placing five grains of corn at the table so that the reason for their rejoicing might not be forgotten. Five grains of corn was the daily ration during those desperate days before the harvest when food was scarcely to be had.

Whether Oswald was, in fact, the lone killer of President John F. Kennedy, part of a conspiracy, and/or the fall guy or "patsy" he claimed to be, there remain half a century later a number of unanswered questions that the Warren Commission either ignored or glossed over.

Six score and 30 years ago, the 16th president of the United States delivered an address at the site of the major Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 

George Washington delivered his famous Farewell Address 217 years ago on September 19.

Our contemporary federal government is at least as tyrannical as the government of England in 1776, yet we continue to suffer the "long train of abuses." By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

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