To Destroy a Nation, Destroy its Memory

We should be deathly afraid and fiercely opposed to a silent but deadly foe that is sweeping across our country: historical ignorance. American schools at every level are failing to teach even the most basic history, and as a result many young Americans are appallingly under-equipped to defend freedom. Here are some studies and statistics … More To Destroy a Nation, Destroy its Memory

Giants of History: The Courage of Nathan Hale

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays—second only to Thanksgiving, and probably tied with Christmas. It seems fitting to begin our “Giants of History” series with one of the heroes of the Revolutionary War. I considered exploring Thomas Jefferson—after all, he did pen the Declaration of Independence, the reason for our 4th of July … More Giants of History: The Courage of Nathan Hale

Proud to be an American: 10 Patriotic Country Songs

Something about summer puts me in a country music mood. I’m an outspoken country music fan, but I have to make a confession: I didn’t grow up on country music, and I didn’t grow up in the country. Nonetheless I’ve always preferred wide open spaces to city life, and I’ve fallen in love with country … More Proud to be an American: 10 Patriotic Country Songs

Diluted Patriotism in the Lake Champlain Region

The American flag flies high and proud in this part of the country, but the people here seem to have forgotten what it means. My hubby and I noticed it on our Memorial Day Weekend trek around upstate New York and western Vermont—Old Glory was flying outside virtually every farm house, painted brightly on fences … More Diluted Patriotism in the Lake Champlain Region

Remember the Fallen

This Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I went on a drive through upstate New York and Vermont, and as we were driving through one small town after another, there were photos of fallen local heroes hanging on lampposts to commemorate their sacrifice. It was a touching reminder of what this holiday weekend is really … More Remember the Fallen