Once a month I like exploring what was going on back in the day. (Thanks History.com.)
While there are always too many events to list for any given week, I discovered some of the important dates in this week’s history a bit ironic when compared to what is currently happening in D.C.
Included are a few of my random thoughts for your consideration…
- November 10, 1775: 239 years ago the U.S. Marine Corps was established as part of the U.S. Navy. It became a separate unit on July 11, 1789.
Semper Fi, brothers!
- November 11, 1885: George Smith Patton, one of the great American generals of World War II, is born in San Gabriel, California.
Our current generals are resigning (9 fired this year — so far… 197 officers in the past five years).
- November 11, 1918: At 5 a.m., in Marshal Foch’s railway car in the Forest of Compiegne, the Armistice between the Allied and Central Powers was signed, silencing the guns of World War I effective at 11 a.m. ? the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Are we currently on the precipice of WW III?
- November 11, 1921: Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknowns. Exactly three years after the end of World War I, the Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia during an Armistice Day ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.
We ignore homeless forgotten Veterans, while we house on military bases and provide benefits to, those who are here illegally.
- November 12, 1775: American Revolution: Upon hearing of England’s rejection of the so-called Olive Branch Petition on this day in 1775, Abigail Adams writes to her husband,
“Let us separate, they are unworthy to be our Brethren. Let us renounce them and instead of supplications as formerly for their prosperity and happiness, Let us beseech the almighty to blast their councils and bring to Nought all their devices.”
Abigail Adams quote could apply to the current .gov.
- November 12, 1954: On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.
Ellis Island would be considered not fair, racist and not exist today.
- November 13, 1982: Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated.
The Vietnam Vets Memorial dedicated as we begin to go down the same path in Iraq.
- November 14, 1776: Benjamin Franklin takes sides.
Very rare few take the side of the American people in our current .gov.
- November 14, 1969: Apollo 12 lifts off.
European Union landed a rover on a comet this week. Something NASA would have been the one to do back in the day.
- November 15, 1777: Articles of Confederation adopted.
Today the Constitution is being diluted every day by those who took an oath to uphold.
- November 16, 1907: Oklahoma enters the Union.
One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S.
- November 16, 1973: Nixon supports construction of the Alaskan oil pipeline
The XL pipeline, after being dead on arrival in the Senate for years, is now going to be voted on just to save a blue state — not for the right reason that it could help save our economy, create jobs, energy independence — you know, silly stuff like that.
Pretty interesting line of events when you compare to what is going on currently this week don’t you think?
Sometimes looking back on our history reminds us of the greatness and potential of our great Nation. Something today’s patriots have to make a point of reminding those who have not been taught or have conveniently forgotten.
If there are Americans who are “stupid” in the year 2014 — it is because they have chosen to be so. Judi says at least once a week “if you aren’t mad, you aren’t paying attention.”
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never can be.” ~Thomas Jefferson
At *your* service,
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