Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they […]
Fifty four years ago, on a sunny Friday afternoon, I experienced the seminal event of the first half of my life, an event that changed the world forever. I still remember. I was a second grader at St. Mary’s Cathedral School, my Roman Catholic parochial school here in Miami. The day started as all days […]
Victor Davis Hansen: “Remembering Stalingrad 75 Years Later” Seventy-five years ago this month, the Soviet Red Army surrounded –and would soon destroy — a huge invading German army at Stalingrad on the Volga River. Nearly 300,000 of Germany’s best soldiers would never return home. The epic 1942-43 battle for the city saw the complete annihilation […]
One hundred years ago today, the world saw the birth of what arguably would become the most murderous, evil, and repressive political regime in modern history. Ultimately, Soviet communism would spawn like-minded evil antagonistic sisters of the left all over the world: Soviet communism, fascism, national socialism, and Maoist communism being the most infamous. Altogether, […]
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation and what it means today: When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517, 500 years ago this week, he probably had no idea what forces he was unleashing. Although his intention was to spur reform within the Catholic Church rather than […]
Twenty five years ago this morning. My family, and so many other families, remember. Never, ever underestimate what a hurricane can do.
In memoriam Forty ago today, I met death for the first time in my life. I had been fortunate that at the age of twenty I had not had a close family member pass away, but that day, July 27, 1977, changed my life. My grandfather died at about 2 in the afternoon on that […]