• 3 Jul

    Nixon’s Gettysburg

    Upon the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – fought during these three days of July in 1863 – I recall the story of former President Nixon’s great-grandfather who was among the soldiers who fought…
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  • 30 May

    LBJ’s Memorial Day Speech

    Over the years, Gettysburg has celebrated Memorial Day by having many distinguished speakers including Rutherford Hayes, Teddy Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover (whose remarks were broadcast by both CBS and NBC radio…
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  • 17 Mar

    Pat Nixon & St. Patrick’s Day

    Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon was born in 1912 on the eve of St Patrick’s Day which pleased her Irish father Thus, she was fondly nicknamed “Pat”