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Christmas Prayer from Lunar Orbit

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

The astronauts of Apollo 8 (the first manned mission to the moon) entered orbit around the moon on Christmas Eve, 1968. While circling the moon, the three astronauts hosted a live telecast in which all three read from Genesis 1 and then Frank Borman delivered a special Christmas greeting. WallBuilders Collection [...]

Civil War Christmas Card

By | December 27th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

Below, from WallBuilders' Collection, is a Christmas Card from Frank Browning (a Civil War quartermaster) to his sister, dated December 25, 1864. The Lord's Prayer. Our Father who art in Heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us [...]

Official White House Christmas Ornaments

By | December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

1985 - Silhouettes of Dolley Payne Madison & President James Madison 1986 Ornament 1987 Ornament 1988 - Reads: The Children of President Jackson's family request you to join them on Christmas Day at four o'clock P.M., in a frolic in the East Room. * Originally published: Dec. 15, 2016. fiogf49gjkf05

Pearl Harbor – Orders of the Day for the USS California

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

The USS California (a battleship stationed in the Pacific) was one of the eight battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor. During the attack on December 7, 1941, it took three direct hits -- two torpedoes and one bomb, killing over 100 crew. The California caught fire and the remainder of the crew [...]

Sewing Machine from the Lodz Ghetto

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Uncategorized|

Entrance to Lodz In Poland, the Nazi persecution of the Jews was concentrated at two main centers throughout the Second World War—Warsaw and Lodz. Both of those cities were transformed into large Jewish Ghettos which served as slave labor camps with the express intention of working the Jews to [...]

A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|

The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in 1791, which was published by the American Tract Society in 1830. To purchase the whole text of Dr. Rush's letter, see The Bible in Schools pamphlet that can be found in the WallBuilders store. Dear Sir: It is now [...]

WWII – Crickets in Normandy

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

Maxwell Taylor The landings which took place on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, remain one of the most notable episodes of bravery throughout military history. Prior to the deployment on the beach, however, 13,000 American troops from the 82nd and 101st Airborne landed in the dark [...]

Benjamin Harrison 1894 Letter to His Son

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a lawyer, a Civil War brigadier general, and eventually the twenty-third president of the United States from 1889-1893. In this letter to his son, Russell Benjamin Harrison, on July 12, 1894, he admonishes the younger Harrison to remain steadfast in the faith. The former president explains to [...]

Lyndon B. Johnson and the Bible

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

On January 19, 1966, Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), the 36th president of the United States, held a ceremony at the White House to declare that 1966 would be a “Year of the Bible.” On that occasion he remarked that, “No human accountant can calculate the immense good that your Society has [...]

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