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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

VE Day – 70 Years Ago Today

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Author: admin
Friday, May 8, 2015
9:04 am

Seventy years ago today, Victory in Europe Day  generally known as VE day, was proclaimed when the Allies accepted Nazi Germany’s surrender, marking the end of World War II and Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.

Ve day

Thank you to all the brave men and women who gave their lives to preserve freedom in the world!

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1775: The American Revolution Begins

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Author: admin
Sunday, April 19, 2015
6:56 am

Shot heard around the world

Two hundred forty years ago today, the “shot heard around the world” signaled the start of the American Revolutionary War. As described on History.com

At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, the “shot heard around the world” was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the American Revolution had begun.

The next few years would be difficult and trying, but eventually, the brave colonists would prevail. I shall ever be grateful for those who redeemed this great nation by shedding their precious blood in our behalf. (Doctrine & Covenants 101:80)

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On this day in 1865: President Lincoln Dies

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Author: admin
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:24 am

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On April 15, 1865, “at 7:22 a.m., Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, dies from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. The president’s death came only six days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox, effectively ending the American Civil War.”

Source: History.com

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Source: BrainyQuote

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