This Day in History: Puerto Rico becomes a part of the United States

On this day in 1898, an American flag is raised over Puerto Rico. The island was no longer a Spanish possession. It was under the control of the United States. Puerto Rico has been in the news lately because of Hurricane Maria and its devastating effects on the island. But did you ever stop to think […]

This Day in History: John Glover outwits the British, saves Washington’s army

On this day in 1776, George Washington’s army makes a move. The British were coming! But for American Colonel John Glover, would the Revolution have ended right then and there? Washington’s army was reeling from a series of demoralizing defeats. A crushing loss at Brooklyn Heights had been followed by a miraculous midnight escape across […]

This Day in History: A former prisoner-of-war receives his Medal of Honor

On this day in 1973, the Medal of Honor is presented to Air Force pilot Leo K. Thorsness. His Medal had been delayed for years! It couldn’t be awarded earlier because Thorsness had been a prisoner of war in Vietnam. The Medal nomination had to be kept secret while he was there. Think about it. […]