Why remembering Pearl Harbor remains important today

On December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service delivered a devastating blow to the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. This was a preemptive surprise attack by the Japanese, with the hope that they could decimate the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Japanese believed that the United States was the greatest … Continue reading Why remembering Pearl Harbor remains important today

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The history of Thanksgiving in America

President George W. Bush visits the Thanksgiving Shrine at Berkeley Plantation, Virginia   Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. As we gather to celebrate with family and friends, let me offer a short history lesson on the holiday origins in America. In the fall of 1619 the ship Margaret set sail from … Continue reading The history of Thanksgiving in America

Pearl Harbor ignited nation in faith

I was trying to think of an appropriate way to blend my usual 'Sunday Sermon' article with a remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day. I could have just went with two separate articles, but there had to be many connections between faith and the events of December 7th, 1941 when the Japanese attacked the U.S. Naval … Continue reading Pearl Harbor ignited nation in faith

Freddie & Fannie getting some help

You may have heard of them, but you probably don't know a whole lot about them. They are your good friends in the area of housing, and their names are Freddie and Fannie.That would be Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, to be more precise, and as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was quoted recently they "play … Continue reading Freddie & Fannie getting some help