Thursday, April 27, 2006

Happy Birthday to President Grant!

So how old would President Grant if he was alive? I’ll let you try the math on that one. That means you’ll have to go look for the year he was born and all. My mission is to make you look that up!

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has a US Grant Association that has a website that would help you start to look into the life of our 18th President and Civil War general.

Something that they have listed there is a complete online text of Grant’s Memoirs. In Grant’s conclusion he wrote, “But this war was a fearful lesson, and should teach us the necessity of avoiding wars in the future.” If only the world could manage to learn that lesson….it makes you wonder what President Grant would have thought of the atomic bomb.

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