As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“The National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters was formed in 1937. It is an association of approximately 300 independently-owned property and casualty claims adjusting firms located throughout the United States. Our member firms have been approved by insurance carriers for their competency and ethical procedures as demonstrated in the hundreds of communities in which they operate. These firms have exhibited their willingness and ability to meet the strict standards of this association.”
“As I love the name of honour more than I fear death.”
Yesterday First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was awarded the Medal of Honor, the country’s highest military decoration, to recognize the heroism of the Union Army officer who was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Continue reading
Following the Battle of North Point, British troops marched to Baltimore, an economic, shipbuilding hub that was the center of privateer activities against British shipping. The British, expecting to easily disperse the 250 man militia they had encountered at North Point, were shocked to encounter over 12,000 well-armed Americans in prepared positions on the outskirts of Baltimore.
Americans were equal opportunity arsonists: a year before British forces burned Washington D.C., Americans sacked and burned York (present-day Toronto), the capital of Upper Canada. After an ammunition explosion at a garrison killed 300 Americans, irate American soldiers responded by burning York’s provincial parliament and other public buildings. A British imperial lion looted by the Americans is still possessed by the U.S. Naval Academy.