(above) President Abraham Lincoln first met with Frederick Douglass in August 1863. See the full article here: Frederick Douglass’ unannounced visit to Lincoln’s White House … and the friendship it created
This month we celebrate President’s Day and Black History Month. These occasions remind us to recognize the impact our Presidents and Black History have had on shaping America into the nation we are today. Although this country has had, and continues to have, its share of struggles and important issues to address and solve together, we have also had, and will continue to have, many triumphs. It is the resilient American spirit that makes us the greatest nation in the world.
As we think about our Presidents, we are reminded as veterans that out of 46 United States Presidents, 31 served in the U.S. Armed Forces, 12 of whom were general officers (O-7 to O-11 with one, at least in theory, O-12). The three Presidents to hold the highest military ranks were (below, from left) George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight D. Eisenhower (5 stars), respectively.
We also honor the service of over 2.1 million Black men and women veterans nationwide whose dedication to America has been instrumental in building a better country and reinforcing the opening line of the Constitution: “We the People of the United States.”
USVCC is committed to supporting every veteran and their family. The sacrifices each and every veteran has made for this great nation is a testament to what makes the United States Military the greatest force in history, both past and present.
The USVCC Team