History

A Leader Not Forgotten

A few months ago I learned about the dedication of a statue of John Gilbert Winant from Concord resident and college professor Stephen Ambra.

“Who the heck is John Gilbert Winant?” I asked.

“He’s one of this country’s great unsung heroes of World War II,” … Read More

One of the most iconic images in Hollywood film is a static black and white picture of a pair of train tracks trailing into a distant western landscape.

By itself, it doesn’t seem to say much. However, in the western classic High Noon, the … Read More

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Twenty-five years before the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, an incident took place that squarely placed the issue of slavery before the public and the courts.

In 1839, … Read More

A Simple, Powerful Message

Here Rests, In Honored Glory, An American Soldier, Known But To God

– inscription on the tomb of the unknown soldiers, Arlington National Cemetery

Palm Desert, California eighth-grader John Diaz, along with fifty other students, will be visiting Washington D.C. in June for their first … Read More

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers – the venerable host of the Public Broadcasting Service show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications which had jurisdiction over television and radio.

At the time, PBS received $20 million. However, due to … Read More

Over the last several years, I have usually talked about Lincoln on Presidents’ Day. So, here’s to little equal time to our nation’s first president, George Washington.

Courtesy Dan Piraro – Bizarro.com

It’s interesting to note that unlike others running for office, Washington never went … Read More

Heroes are hard to come by. With the death of Lt. General Hal Moore last Friday, the loss is particularly acute given his extraordinary leadership skills.

There are two types of heroes, those who demonstrate physical courage in the face of extreme danger, and those … Read More