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American Minute
June 14, 2008 04:06PM
It has come to our attention that many young people do not realize how much God and our Lord Jesus has been reverenced throughout American history. With that in mind, we have decided to post an "American Minute" each day. These post have been received via email and we are bringing them here. Should you desire to have these "minutes" come to you each day, you can sign up here: www.AMERICANMINUTE.com

Here is the American Minute for JUNE 14:

Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes.

It was on JUNE 14, 1777, that the Second Continental Congress selected the Flag of the United States.

In 1916, Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation making JUNE 14 "National Flag Day."

On Flag Day, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt stated:

"The belief in man, created free, in the image of God-is the crucial difference between ourselves and the enemies we face...God of the free...grant us victory over the tyrants who would enslave all free

On JUNE 14, 1954, Dwight Eisenhower signed Joint Resolution (Public Law 396) adding the phrase "One Nation Under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Eisenhower stated:

"From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.

To anyone who truly loves America, nothing could be more inspiring than...this rededication of our youth, on each school morning, to our country's true meaning."

President Eisenhower ended:

"In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our
country's most powerful resource, in peace or in war."

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2008 04:08PM by Joan.
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Re: American Minute - June 15
June 15, 2008 06:47PM
June 15

The Legend of Robin Hood speaks of Richard the Lionheart, so named
for his courage in leading the Third Crusade in 1190AD to win back
Jerusalem from the Muslims.

Jerusalem had been taken from Byzantine Christian and Jewish
inhabitants by Caliph Umar's bloody siege in 638AD.

Though he did not retake Jerusalem, Richard made a truce with Saladin
in 1192 AD for safe passage religious pilgrims.

When approximately 15,000 inhabitants of Jerusalem could not afford
ransome, Saladin sold them into slavery.

On Richard's return trip to England, he was captured by rival Duke
Leopold of Austria, and spent three years in prison.

Legend has it Richard's loyal minstrel, Blondel, traveled from
kingdom to kingdom, singing Richard's favorite song and heard Richard
sing the second verse from the prison tower.

Freed by an enormous "king's ransom," Richard returned to England and
took back the throne from his brother John.

Five years later Richard died in battle and John ruled oppressively
in England.

The angry barons captured London and, on JUNE 15, 1215, surrounded
King John on the plains of Runnymeade, forcing him to sign the Magna

This was the first time in history the arbitrary powers of a king
were limited.

The Magna Carta ends: "for the salvation of our souls, and the souls
of all our...heirs, and unto the honor of God."
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Re: American Minute
June 16, 2008 07:25AM
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Re: American Minute - June 16
June 16, 2008 07:53AM
June 16

The father of the American space program died JUNE 16, 1977.

He developed the V-2 rocket for Germany before emigrating to the US,
where in 1958, he launched America's first satellite.

He was director of NASA and the U.S. guided missile program.

His name was Wernher von Braun.

Founder of the National Space Institute, Wernher von Braun stated:

"The laws of nature that enable us to fly to the Moon also enable us to destroy our home planet with the atom bomb. Science itself does not address the question whether we should use the power at our
disposal for good or for evil.

The guidelines of what we ought to do are furnished in the moral law
of God."

Wernher von Braun continued:

"It is no longer enough that we pray that God may be with us on our side. We must learn to pray that we may be on God's side."

To the California State Board of Education, September 14, 1972, Wernher von Braun wrote:

"Some...challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we light a candle to see the sun?"

In American Weekly, February 10, 1963, Wernher von Braun wrote:

"It is difficult for me to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe...

Viewing the awesome reaches of space...should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator."
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Re: American Minute
June 17, 2008 06:21AM
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Re: American Minute - June 17
June 17, 2008 08:40AM
American Minute with Bill Federer

June 17

"Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes!" was the order given JUNE 17, 1775, by Colonel William Prescott to troops on Breed's Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston

They were aiming at 2,300 British soldiers, under General Howe, marching at them with bayonets fixed.

Twice the Americans repelled them until they ran out of gunpowder.

The British then burned the nearby town of Charlestown.

This first action of the Continental Army saw over 1,000 British killed, and nearly 500 Americans.

This same day, 300 miles away in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress drafted George Washington's commission as
commander-in-chief, for which he refused a salary.

Washington wrote to his wife, Martha:

"Dearest...It has been determined in Congress, that the whole army raised for the defense of the American Cause shall be put under my
care, and that it is necessary for me to proceed immediately to Boston to sake...command...

I shall rely therefore, confidently, on that Providence which has heretofore preserved, and been bountiful to me."

Washington ended:

"I...got Colonel Pendleton to Draft a will...the Provision made for you, in case of my death, will, I hope, be agreeable."
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Re: American Minute- June 18,
June 19, 2008 06:11AM
American Minute with Bill Federer

June 18

The War of 1812 began on JUNE 18, 1812.

The British captured American ships and enslaved sailors.

They incited Indians to capture Fort Mims, massacring 500 men, women
and children.

They captured the Capitol, burnt the White House, bombarded Fort
McHenry and attacked New Orleans.

Outraged, many volunteered for the Army, including Davy Crockett.

In his Proclamation of War, President James Madison stated:

"I do moreover exhort all the good people of the United States...as
they feel the wrongs which have forced on them the last resort of
injured nations...to consult the best means under the blessing of
Divine Providence of abridging its calamities."

In the three years of the War, President Madison, who had introduced
the First Amendment in the First Session of Congress, issued
Proclamations of Public Humiliation and Prayer in 1812 and 1813,
followed by a Proclamation of Public Fasting in 1814, in which he

"in the present time of public calamity and war a day may
be...observed by the people of the United States as a day of public
humiliation and fasting and of prayer to Almighty God."

After the War, in 1815, James Madison proclaimed a National Day of
Thanksgiving to the "Divine Author of Every Good and Perfect Gift."
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