A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
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Last week, Obama ordered military service branches to celebrate "Gay Pride" month. What we now know is that the same day he issued that order, Obama hosted the first ever "gay activist" reception at the White House.
Today is the anniversary of D-Day. More than 160,000 troops landed on a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified beaches along the Normandy coast of France in what was largest invasion force in history, involving more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft.
Today is Armed Forces Day. We remain the proud and the free because these Patriots -- American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen -- have stood bravely in harm's way and remain on post today. For this, we, the American people, offer our heartfelt thanks and prayers for you and your families.
Today is the National Day of Prayer.
In 1775, on the eve of Revolution, the First Continental Congress called for "a day of publick humiliation, fasting, and prayer." Indeed, our Founders saw a national day of prayer as a fitting observance.
Today in 1775, the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts, when about 40 militiamen formed ranks against 700 British Red Coats on their way to Concord.
"Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin here." --Captain John Parker, commander of the militiamen at Lexington, Massachusetts, on sighting British Troops
Have you heard about this horrendous assault, rape and murder case? If not, no wonder -- a search of this story returns no national coverage from any print or TV media source.
In some circles, today is observed as "Presidents' Day," jointly recognizing Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but it is still officially recognized as the anniversary of "Washington's Birthday" -- and that is how we mark the date in our shop. (Washington's actual birthday is Feb. 22.)
The Boys Scouts of America was incorporated Feb. 8, 1910. Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the movement in England two years prior. A hero of the South African Boer Wars, Sir Baden-Powell's troops were besieged 200 days by an overwhelming army, but thanks to his resourcefulness, his men were saved. The Boy Scouts are now the largest voluntary youth movement in the world, with membership over 25 million. In the 1917 pamphlet "Scouting & Christianity," Baden-Powell wrote: "Scouting is nothing less than applied Christianity."
February 6th marks the anniversary of President Ronald Wilson Reagan's birthday, a fitting occasion to honor the greatest president of the 20th century. The observance of this day provides a vital bond with our national heritage of Liberty, and those who have devoted their lives and fortunes to advance it. Long live the Reagan Revolution!