Tag: American Revolution

Carol Bates, of California, holds a rose against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Sunday, June 18, 2017, during the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's annual Father's Day Rose Remembrance in honor of Father's Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Patrick K. O’Donnell on Veterans Day: ‘So Many Fake Heroes in Society Today,’ Real Heroes ‘Sacrifice Their Lives for This Great Country’

Military historian Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of the best-selling book Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily to talk about the long history of American military courage commemorated on Veterans Day.

O’Donnell: ‘You Only Live Once’ — The Man of Forlorn Hope

You might think the phrase “you only live once,” is a modern sentiment, but it was actually also the personal motto of one of the true unsung heroes of the American Revolution — Jack Steward. A tall, handsome, charismatic Maryland officer known for his sizable ego, Steward fought fearlessly in battle for a cause he ardently believed in – the United States.

Curt Schilling: The Battle of Brandywine

Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling discussed the Battle of Brandywine with Breitbart News Sunday SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon in some detail, while also addressing American culture today and what can be done to ingrain the nation’s unique history into future generations.

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Chesapeake Was The Best Battle The British Ever Lost

In leadership and materiel the Kingdom of Great Britain was unprepared for, and unequal to the American War of Independence. Yet rarely in the history of Western civilisation has losing a battle been so sweetly and mutually beneficial as was Chesapeake Bay to the British and the United States.

A Flag for General Washington

The saga of Fort Washington is one of tragedy, courage, and triumph – a tiny victory recorded in personal accounts of several intrepid Americans who possessed a profound devotion to a newly formed country and one of its flags.

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America Doesn’t Need ‘Presidents Day,’ It Needs the Constitution

On the third Monday of February, Americans celebrate George Washington’s Birthday, often inappropriately called “Presidents Day.” Even more unfortunately, this holiday doesn’t even fall on Washington’s Birthday due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which pushed numerous holidays to Monday in order to create more three-day weekends. Washington’s real birthday does not occur until February 22.

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In Defense of Iconoclasm

On July 9, 1776, patriots in Manhattan, having heard the Declaration of Independence read aloud for the first time, marched down Broadway and tore from its perch the two-ton lead statue of King George III.

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4th of July: Seven Big Ideas and Moments that Have Defined America

Though the very phrase “American Exceptionalism” is often mocked as simple-minded flag waving, there are concrete reasons that the American civilization is unique. The United States has a special place in world history. Despite the bumps, bruises, and outright contradictions that the country has muddled through in its very short existence, Americans can take pride in its numerous accomplishments, actions, and principles throughout the last two centuries.

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God-Given Rights: The Most Inclusive, Tolerant, Fair Idea Humanity’s Had

If we don’t acknowledge an authority higher than politics and bureaucracy, we’ll never have an inclusive, tolerant, fair nation, because those virtues will always be subject to the flawed and fickle judgment of imperfect men and women, who are always influenced by personal passions and ambitions, no matter how loud their claims to the contrary.