On this day, 2 July 1844, one of my paternal 5th great-grandfathers, Ezekiel Bates, passed away. Born on 30 Aug 1778, he was several weeks shy of his 66th birthday when he died. 120 more words
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Very few people know about the ambitious attack carried out by an allied fighting force on British occupied Savannah, Georgia in 1779; but for Haitians, Haitian-Americans, and friends of either of these groups, the Siege of Savannah will not be forgotten this 4th of July. 577 more words
As we Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering that we didn’t win our freedom all by ourselves.
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And when an American mouths off about French military history, he’s not just being ignorant, he’s being ungrateful.
If that’s the case, Chris Christie may not be the man for the job.
The New Jersey governor announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination today, and some observers couldn’t help but be struck by this line: 494 more words