Four Lesser Known Founding Mother Heroes: “Remember the Ladies”

Most histories of America’s founding were written by men, so it is little wonder that the great and vital contributions of the women are often neglected.  Memorial to Margaret Corbin in West Point Cemetery. In her most famous letter to her husband, Abigail Adams pleaded for the founding fathers to “remember the ladies.”  In addition … Continue reading Four Lesser Known Founding Mother Heroes: “Remember the Ladies”

In Honor of Presidents Day: The “Top Five” Founding Fathers

(When I was growing up, there was a separate National Holiday for Lincoln's birthday (Feb. 12) and Washington's birthday (Feb. 22), our two greatest presidents. Those holidays are now smooshed into one Presidents Day, and so no one remembers when Lincoln and Washington were born. Some people think that is for the best. I don't.) … Continue reading In Honor of Presidents Day: The “Top Five” Founding Fathers