Wednesday, March 19, 2014
[1848 - Wyatt Earp, frontiersman, lawman, born in Monmouth, Illinois]
[1985 - IBM takes its PCjr personal computer off the market]
[2003 - Armed Forces of the USA invade Iraq based on faulty intelligence and inept leadership]
One of the most beloved and recognizable symbols of this Nation is a gift to this country from the French People. Indeed, it is doubtful that there would even be a United States of America but for the help that this country received from France during the War for Independence, and in its infancy. It is well to remember that Lady Liberty, like all of us except the Native Americans, is an immigrant.
After we gained our independence, George Washington was so impressed with one of the French engineer officers who fought on our side, that he retained him to lay out the nation's capitol. From L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C., to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, the French have left their mark on this Great Land of ours.
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