Here in the United States of America we may not see eye to eye on all political views. We may also follow different religious beliefs, but we are all Americans.
I have an abundance of respect and interest in other countries across the globe, but I know that I live in the best one…land of the free, home of the brave. I can speak my mind, I can choose the person/people I love, I can choose my own career path and praise whichever God I prefer. I know this is all possible because of the Americans that came before me and the one’s that continue to fight for all of our many freedoms.
Since I am a woman, I would like to focus on honoring some very well deserved females throughout American history. These women were proactive and forward thinking for their times, paving the way for female greatness.
1500’s- Lady Deborah Moody, known for her activism, was responsible for bringing settlers seeking religious freedom to New York.
1600’s- Margaret Brent, thought to be North America’s first feminist, she became one of the largest landowners in Maryland.
1700’s- Phillis Wheatley, a former slave, showed tremendous human spirit and became the first significant black poet in America.
1800’s- Clara Barton, started the American Red Cross, organized and delivered aid to Confederate and Union soldiers. She also started a free school in New Jersey.
1900’s- Clare Booth Luce, is known for several successful plays, such as The Women. She was also the managing editor of Vanity Fair in the 1950’s
2000’s- Janet Wolfenbarger, was the first female four-star General in the U.S. Air Force.
Happy Birthday Country!
Written by: Alison Pitre, Director of Marketing