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Thomas McKean

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen June 24, 1817 Death of Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution he was a delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. McKean served as a President of...Read more... Read more... -->

Matthew Thornton

American History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen June 24, 1803 Signer Matthew Thornton passed away Matthew Thornton (1714 – June 24, 1803), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New...Read more... Read more... -->

Samuel Chase

June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen June 19, 1811 Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence, passed away Samuel Chase (April 17, 1741 – June 19, 1811) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and earlier was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland. Early in life, Chase was a "firebrand" states-righter and...Read more... Read more... -->

Richard Henry Lee

American History, Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Listen June 19, 1794 Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence, passed away Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee...Read more... Read more... -->

Flag Day—A Christian Contribution to America

American History, Christian History, June, Role of Pastors

ListenIn the United States, Flag Day is observed on June 14, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on Saturday, June 14, 1777. Observance of this annual event, however, did not receive prominence for many years after the approval of the resolution of the Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established June 14 as America's official Flag Day. Not until August 1949, however, did Congress move to establish a National Flag Day through official act.Flag Day—A Christian...Read more... Read more... -->

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"...In times of impending calamity and distress; when the liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive administration, it becomes the indispensable duty of these hitherto free and happy colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publicly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offenses against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of freedom, virtue, and posterity..."
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 4:208-209.
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