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Di Leo: The Military Pension – A Nation’s Debt of Honor 

By John F. Di Leo -  Reflections on the Anniversary of the Congressional Decision to Award a Pension to Margaret Corbin  Some serve in the military...

Di Leo: George Washington at the Siege of Boston, and the Dark before the Dawn

By John F. Di Leo -  On January 13, 1776, General Washington sat down to write a letter to the Massachusetts state legislature, reporting how...

Di Leo: George Washington: A Hero in Battle, a Role Model in Retirement 

By John F. Di Leo -  Throughout the long War of Independence, Samuel Fraunces and his New York City tavern were closely tied to the...

Di Leo: Alexander Hamilton and the Life of a Loyalist Academic

By John F. Di Leo -  Reflections on the anniversary of the closure of King’s College and the flight of its dean… On May 10,...

Di Leo: Benjamin Franklin and the Glass Armonica

By John F. Di Leo - Reflections on the amazing life of Benjamin Franklin, born on January 17, 1706 A.D. On February 18, 1762, at Spring...

Di Leo: Courage and Commitment at the Continental Congress

By John F. Di Leo -  The Declaration of Independence was written to be many things: a summary of our grievances with the King,...

Di Leo: George Washington and the Ides of March

By John F. Di Leo -  Reflections on the Anniversary of the Defeat of the Newburgh Conspiracy We have known of the tale for over...


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