The Green Mountains

April 14, 2020

Title: The Green Mountains Date: June 12, 1923 Location: Burlington, VT Context: 150th anniversary of the settlement of the city of Burlington We do not meet to-day so much to think new thoughts l as to rehearse old stories. Our purpose is not to survey new courses, but to relocate ancient landmarks. We review the […]

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The Price of Freedom

April 7, 2020

Title: The Price of Freedom Date: January 21, 1923 Location: Evanston, IL Context: Coolidge delivers a speech to The Evanston Sunday Afternoon Club, which was started during World War I. Four churches in the town gathered on Sundays for a patriotic service and continued after the war It is altogether natural that those who are […]

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Bunker Hill Day

April 24, 2014

Title: Bunker Hill Day Date: June 17, 1918 Location: Roxbury, MA Context: A speech on reverence and patriotism throughout our foreign affairs given at Roxbury Historical Society (Original document available here) Reverence is the measure not of others but of ourselves. This assemblage on the one hundred and forty-third anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill tells […]

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Amherst Alumni Dinner

April 24, 2014

Title: Amherst College Alumni Dinner Date: March 15, 1918 Location: Springfield, Massachusetts (Original document available here) The individual may not require the higher institutions of learning, but society does. Without them civilization as we know it would fall from mankind in a night. They minister not alone to their own students, they minister to all humanity. It is […]

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Religion and the Republic

April 24, 2014

Title: Religion and the Republic Date: October 15, 1924 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: at the unveiling of the Equestrian Statue of Francis Asbury This occasion cannot but recall to our minds in a most impressive way the sacrifice and devotion that has gone into the making of our country. It is impossible to interpret it as the working […]

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