The Navy as an Instrument of Peace

June 17, 2020

Title: The Navy as an Instrument of Peace Date: June 3, 1925 Location: Annapolis, MD Context: The commencement address to the United States Naval Academy The poet reminds us that “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short […]

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Address of President Coolidge before the Daughters of the American Revolution

April 13, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge before the Daughters of the American Revolution Date: April 19, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Coolidge addresses the DAR and praises the accomplishments of the group and the role women have in voting Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Coming to address the Thirty-fifth Continental Congress of the […]

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Ways to Peace

April 7, 2020

Title: Ways to Peace Date: May 31, 1926 Location: Arlington, VA Context: A Memorial Day commemoration  Fellow Americans: This nation approaches no ceremony with such universal sanction as that which is held in commemoration over the graves of those who have performed military duty. In our respect for the living and our reverence for the dead, in […]

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