Although popularly referred to as "Presidents' Day," the legal name of the third Monday in February is Washington's Birthday Observed. This is as it should be. Putting Washington in the same category as (say) Nixon and Clinton makes no sense.
Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world on Christmas, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings.
Comprehensive research has shown not only that Washington knew in advance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but that it deliberately withheld its foreknowledge from our commanders in Hawaii in the hope that the "surprise" attack would catapult the U.S. into World War II.
Even in light of the timely and invaluable aid proffered by the Indians, more than any other consideration it was the tireless and firm faith of the Pilgrims that kept them alive and animated their steadfast resolve to bloom where the Hand of the Almighty God had planted them, no matter how rocky, unknown, and hostile the soil.
An FBI paper just released, “Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Current Analysis,” expressed concern about “the degree of communist influence on King.”
Documents just released from the CIA archives along with the JFK files record an informant telling a CIA agent in 1954 that Adolf Hitler was alive and living in Colombia.
The reactions to General John Kelly’s remarks about Robert E. Lee are an example of how even the names of certain historical figures and remarks about historical events, can trigger what could be called a “Pavlovian response.”
Samuel Adams is more than just a beer. Sadly, on today’s college campuses there is a profound lack of knowledge and awareness of the greatness of the founders of our wonderful republic under God. Sam Adams the man is considered by many historians to be the “Father of the American Revolution.”
Faced with a Taliban-like frenzy to remove all memorials to Confederate dead, some have resorted to erecting new monuments on private land.