Memorial Day: How Former Slaves Created a National Holiday

TweetShareShare American summers are built around three holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Memorial Day and Labor Day are the bookends. The July 4th celebration is the centerpiece. Most Americans view Memorial Day as the “kickoff” for summer…and it is. But there’s much more to this holiday than we think. Unfortunately, many contemporary…

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Saint Patrick: The Tale of a Slave for Christ

TweetShareShareWho was Saint Patrick?” Why do we celebrate his name today? His legacy is much more than festive green parties and shamrocks. Patrick was born around 385 BC in Britain during a tumultuous time. At the time, Britain was under Roman rule and his family lived in constant fear. Because the great Roman army was…

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The True History of Valentine’s Day

TweetShareShare Valentine’s Day is February 14. It’s traditionally a day of love. But what’s the story behind the day? A man named Valentine of Terni lived in the 3rd century AD. It was a period of deadly plagues and severe Christian persecution. The great Roman Empire was starting its long disintegration. With a small pox…

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