Renewing the American Spirit

Patriot Week begins on 9/11 and ends on 9/17 (the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution (Constitution Day)) and renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. This blog is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Patriot Week - and America - alive all year long.....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Martha

Martha Washington was born on June 2, 1731 near Williamsburg, Virginia.  America's first First Lady distinguished herself long before by tending to the troops during the revolutionary war.  She supported her husband's efforts to defend the freedom of Americans even in the face of dire consequences to herself.  She wrote, "I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else."  But she understood the importance of George's work when she reflected, "I cannot blame him for having acting according to his ideas of duty in obeying the voice of his country." Indeed.

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