A few years ago I took an internet course on the drafter of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson (1743-1825). He was born in Virginia with privilege and responsibility. As a young man, he studied the works of Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and John Locke, all men of the Enlightenment movement. He studied the rest of his life on many […]
As we have just turned into March, I am a bit late on this subject. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans in February. Both Lincoln and Frederick Douglas were born in that month. The anniversary was founded on February 12, 1909, on the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. If I get a […]
Imagine if The American Revolutionary War was lost. The Declaration of Independence would have been annulled and The unique Constitution would never have been written.
A visit to Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston We were lucky to visit this historic site on a bright sunny day in June last year. It was not possible for me to capture the whole ship in one photo. The timeline of the battleship from the homepage of the museum of USS Constitution: To protect the new United States […]
My attempt on a Thanksgiving dinner with nearly a 100% American recipes A year ago my husband and I were kindly invited to California for Thanksgiving by our blogging friend and author of Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks, Paula Pederson. This summer we enjoyed the extended hospitality of Henry’s American relatives in Virginia. They took us to places we could […]
Part Two Last week, I ended my walk at the Martin Luther King Memorial. Very close to that and still separated is The Korean War Veterans Memorial dedicated in 1995. From the homepage of the Korean War Memorial: The Korean War Veterans Memorial consists of multiple structures that honour those who sacrificed during the three-year conflict (1950-1953) that was the […]
Part One I showed you some war statues last week, and now we will take a walk in the National Mall with the many Memorial Parks. I would like to start with the impressive Thomas Jefferson Memorial at The Tidal Basin and The Potomac River. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826. Franklin D. Roosevelt took the initiative to have this white neo-classical marble memorial […]