Tag: abraham

“They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Happy Thanksgiving, Save Jerseyans. The first truly national Thanksgiving as we know it today (various governors and presidents including Washington had issues such declarations going back to the 1600s) emerged during a time Read More

Remembering “Black Easter”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Many Americans probably recall the broad strokes of Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 assassination, Save Jerseyans, but few know that it happened, eerily, on Good Friday (which fell on April 14th that year). It’s remembered as Black Easter: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKur_VDUsX0

Why the Gettysburg Address Still Resonates

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot When we teach public speaking, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is one of the first things we teach. Why? Because it contains all of the essential elements of a great speech: 1) It has a clear central theme Read More

The First Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, folks. Sugarcoating matters won’t help your mood: it’s been a very tough year. The economy stinks, our fellow citizens’ voting perferances stink even more, and your family’s bottom line isn’t expected to improve in 2013. Hurricanes, war, and Read More