Happy Thanksgiving!

Today in American History 🇺🇸

Today in American history…President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Instead of putting pictures (or video) of the assassination and focusing on his death which are easily found on the internet – I just wanted to put a picture of President Kennedy taken by Cecil Stoughton at The White House on July 11, 1963.

“Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met—obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” – John F. Kennedy

Today in American History 🇺🇸

Today in American history…On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated Gettysburg’s National Cemetery (originally named Soldier’s National Cemetery) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and delivered one of the most memorable and historic speeches in American history.

The Gettysburg Address.

This is a picture of President Lincoln at the dedication in 1863. He is seated in the center (Photo Credit: The US Library of Congress)

Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸

Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸Thank you to the veterans who have served and those who continue to serve our wonderful Nation. Today I honor and remember my grandfather, Mario Marini. He was a member of what we now refer to as “the greatest generation” and I’m forever proud of my grandfather for his sacrifice and dedication to our country, his adopted homeland. This is one one of the ships he was on during the war, LST 934. He loved America!

Today in American History 🇺🇸

Today in American history…future US President George W. Bush married Laura Welch at the First United Methodist Church in her hometown of Midland, Texas on November 5, 1977 (included in the picture is also the groom’s parents: future President George H.W. Bush and Mrs Barbara Bush)

Today in American History 🇺🇸

Today in American history…Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd on November 4, 1842 at the home of her sister Elizabeth in Springfield, Illinois.

According to the Chicago Tribune edition on July 18, 1882, the inscription on her wedding band read “A.L. to Mary, Nov. 4, 1842. Love is Eternal.”