This Week in History: Independence Day, the Flying Tigers, & Betsy Ross

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. For those who are interested, links to these posts can now be found on Pinterest, MeWe, a Facebook Group, and Tumblr, too. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, July 1 Medal of Honor Monday! During this week in 2005, […]

This Day in History: Bravery at the Battle of the Philippine Sea

On this day in 1944, the Battle of the Philippine Sea begins. Americans would win a decisive victory, leaving the Imperial Japanese Navy crippled and the U.S. Navy in command of the Pacific. One pilot became America’s leading Navy Ace during the battle. Then-Lt. Alex Vraciu shot down 6 Japanese planes in just 8 minutes! […]

This Day in History: First Lt. John Robert Fox & his Medal of Honor

On this day in 1915, a hero is born. First Lt. John Robert Fox would go on to become one of only seven black men to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II. Unfortunately, those Medals were too slow in coming. They weren’t awarded until 1997, more than 50 years […]

This Day in History: The origins of the National Day of Prayer

On this day in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signs a law designating the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. Of course, Reagan had already issued a proclamation for a day of prayer that year. In classic Reagan style, his proclamation included a story. “Americans in every generation have turned to their […]