Wednesday, January 20, 2010

449- AND WHAT IS A LEADER?.....

#1) General George Washington: during our Revolutionary War, Gen. Washington lost every battle with the invading British army. That is...until that frigid winter night on December 26, 1776. JOHN HONEYMAN, unknown in American history, was the REAL hero for America. He "spied" on the English soldiers and shared data for when there was vulnerability.
And there was! Washington, with his men under severe restrictions (little food...shoes...little support), boarded his boats in the extreme cold of winter and headed for a BIG SURR-PRISE at Trention, H.J. And it worked! (yes, google, or go to your fave history book and read up on that big surr-prise by Gen. Washington...as a Socratice-style educator!) He turned the momentum around for the Americans, that's us!

#2)"We shall go on to the end...we shall defend our island. whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"
(Spoken by Sir Winston Churchill...June 4, 1940...hours after the British rout at Dunkirk...address to the House of Commons!)

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