Icons & Symbols of the U.S.

Waving Truth in Red, White, and Blue

Henry Ward Beecher, a prominent nineteenth-century Congressionalist clergyman and social reformer, stated: “A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to [...]

Blessed is the Nation

The liberties Americans enjoy are unsurpassed and I am frequently drawn to think of how these great freedoms came to be. Why is our nation so blessed with freedom and wealth while so many other countries are ruled under the hand of tyrannical dictators or financially impoverished? From the earliest days of our country’s formation, [...]

The Washington Monument (The Big Pencil)

Until recently, school field trips to Washington, D.C. always included this 550 foot climb. One step after another, up, up, up. Even an energetic youngster would have sore legs when finally reaching the platform at the top of the 897th step. However, the exhilaration of gazing out of the small windows at the top of [...]