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Grant Hall Open House at Fort McNair – 1st of 2017!

Grant Hall Where the Lincoln Conspirators Were Tried

The first of four open house events of 2017 at Grant Hall on historic Fort Lesley J. McNair.

Grant Hall

Grant Hall Open House 04 FEB 2017

 

Grant Hall Courtroom

 

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JBM-HH announces quarterly Grant Hall Public Open House

 

BUY THE BOOK   FORT McNAIR

Images of America - Fort Lesley J. McNair

Images of America – Fort Lesley J. McNair

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ON POINT BOOK REVIEW – Fort Lesley J McNair

Who Was General Lesley J. McNair

Lieutenant General Lesley J. McNair was commander of ground forces during WW II.  He was killed in France during that war and his remains stayed in France, Where he trained the troops for that war is the only US Army Post in Washington, DC  and is named in his honor.

Images of America – Fort Lesley J. McNair

Images of America - Fort Lesley J McNair

ON POINT is the Journal of the Army Historical Foundation. The Summer 2016 issue of the journal from the Army Historical Foundation contains a review of the book by John Michael “Images of America – Fort Lesley J. McNair”  Beginning in 1791 when Major Charles Pierre L’Enfant designed the New Capital City of Washington DC.  It began as “Reservation #05”  – only 28 acres where a single artillery tube with earthworks was placed to defend the Capital City.  Over time, the US Army Post was known by many different names – During the Civil War it was Washington Arsenal and where the first federal penitentiary was built – the location of where the Lincoln Assassination conspirators were incarcerated, tried and hanged.  Later it became Washington Barracks and site of the US Army Engineering Schools.  When Roosevelt Hall was built, it became the home of the US Army War College.  A brief time, it was named Fort Humphreys and finally Fort Lesley J. McNair.   Home to the National Defense University and its colleges – including the National War College.  It is also where the Military District of Washington is headquartered and the US Army Center of Military History occupies a building that was first the Quartermaster stables then the post’s movie theater.  When the US Army abandoned Fort Hunt Virginia, the US Army Band – “Pershing’s Own” and the US Army Music School was located at Washington Barracks (Fort Lesley J. McNair) before relocated to Fort Myer by the order of General George C Marshall. Likewise, for many years after the regiment was re-activated in 1948, Alpha and Echo Companies of the 3d Infantry – “The Old Guard” were stationed here.

READ THE REVIEW – BUY THE BOOK

You can read the review here at the Historic Fort McNair website  An autographed copy of the book is available also here.

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US Senate Honors LTG Lesley J. McNair

 

For those of you who don’t know,  Washington DC has a US Army Post honoring LTG Lesley J. Mcnair who was killed on the front lines in France.

LTG Lesley J. McNair USA

LTG Lesley J. McNair USA

On July 25, 1994, the United States Senate honored LTG Lesley J. McNair in the chambers of the Senate in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death. The following is a transcript of the Senate proceedings.

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Friendships

Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad

Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad

“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”

– Abraham Lincoln

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Lincoln on Freedom

Abraham Lincoln…

Abraham Lincoln on Freedom

 

Find out more special insight about Abraham Lincoln

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Deja Vu and the White House Too!

The offer came via an email that literally asked – “How would you like to tour the White House?”   On my first trip many decades ago, I along with a large group meandered through the home of the President and center of power in the United States of America.   And here in 2013, it happened again…

 

The White House - The PEOPLE'S

The White House
The PEOPLE’S House

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The Wisdom of President Jefferson

One has to wonder what has driven the United States of America off course of theThomas Jefferson much of the foundation which the founding  fathers constructed.  An example is Thomas Jefferson, founding father of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence,  President and statesman was devoted to certain principles  especially civic duty and opposition to privilege, aristocracy and corruption.  

 

 

His principles of government were:

  • Peace
  • Commerce
  • Honest Friendship With All Nations – Entangling Alliances With None

Abraham Lincoln later said about the third President of the United States – “The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society.”

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Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United StatesAs the events of the world distract us, today February 12 is the 203rd birthday of the 16th President of the United States – Abraham Lincoln.

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Standing Up

Abraham Lincoln on Three Cent Stamp“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
– Abraham Lincoln

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Choosing Sides – THE Right Side

Abraham LincolnSir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

Abraham Lincoln

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