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August 24, 1814: The British burn Washington to the ground

As many of you know I’m big into the history of America.  I have always believed that our history and culture are the two things we need to stay anchored to if we hope to survive as a nation.  We must know our history and learn from it.  On this day 198 years ago the British marched into Washington and burned it to ground during the War of 1812.  Why is this important?  Because it’s an example of perseverance and how even when America was knocked down, we were not knocked out.  We did not falter.  In fact four and half months after Washington was burned to the ground American forces under the leadership of Major General Andrew Jackson handed the British their worst defeat of the war in the Battle of New Orleans.  Below is a video clip of that black day in American history.  Please take the time to check it out.

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I didn’t know about the storm that nearly wiped out the British forces after they had burned Washington.  This was also the day the Declaration of Independence was saved.  If you want to read about it you can read my post from last year here.  Liberty must be fought for both on the battlefield and in the voting booth.  The one thing I know is if we can survive the burning of our capital we will survive Barack Obama.  America and our ideals are bigger than Barack Obama.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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