A Fateful Monday Morning

Statement by the President, August 6, 1945

THE WHITE HOUSE
Washington, D.C.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 6, 1945

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of T.N.T. It had more than two thousand times the blast power of the British “Grand Slam” which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare.

The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. With this bomb we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces. In their present form these bombs are now in production and even more powerful forms are in development.

It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East.

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One Small Step – July 20, 1969

Moon Landing.
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Today marks the anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. Those of us who are old enough to remember seeing it live can still recall the awe and wonder of that moment when Neil Armstrong stepped down and set foot where no man had gone before.

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Happy Birthday to the Best Husband in the World (2018)

On this day 58 years ago, a very special little boy was born.

I just LOVE Birthdays!  (Especially mine….)

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Happy Birthday to a Very Special Little Girl

On this day 17 years ago, we were given a very special gift:
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On July 10, 2001, we welcomed Rebecca Claire into the world.  She was absolutely perfect – another beautiful daughter.  A few hours after her birth, our pediatrician gently informed us that Rebecca had been born with Down syndrome.  The next 48 hours were a real emotional roller coaster.  We cried, we asked ourselves, “Why?”, and we prayed.  A lot.

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Top 10 (OK, 11) Tips on Surviving Your High School Reunion

Reunion.
Tomorrow, Paul and I will be heading down the highway to attend my 40th High School Reunion.  It’ll be great to see old friends and catch up on what’s been happening in our lives, but I’m sure that I am not the only one of my classmates who is wondering what to expect.

Here, then are some things to keep in mind:

1) You never know when you will get that invitation, but when you do….

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Happy Birthday, America! (2018)

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“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”


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Happy Father’s Day!

Paul’s father passed away in 2013; I am so very grateful that my Dad is still around for me to tell him how very much I love him.

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