Navy Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson had played the accordion often for Franklin D. Roosevelt during the polio-stricken president's frequent visits to the spa at Warm Springs, Ga. He was scheduled to play for him again on April 12, 1945, the day Roosevelt died at the LIttle White House in Warm Springs. Instead, the officer found himself leading the funeral procession the next day, tears streaming down his face. By Ed Clark.

The Golden Thirteen were the thirteen African American enlisted men who became the first African American commissioned and warrant officers in the United States Navy. Throughout US history untill the end of WorldWar I, the Navy had enlisted African American for general service,they were barred from joining from 1919-1932. In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order (8802) that prohibited racial discrimination by any government agency.

Only two photos exist of FDR in his wheelchair

President Reagan tearing down the Berlin wall~

At President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s funeral - Jacqueline Kennedy with her keen eye to history and Abraham Lincoln’s funeral insisted on the riderless horse, a Morgan/Quarter Horse cross named “Black Jack.” The boots are reversed in the stirrups to represent a fallen leader looking back on his troops for the last time.

1945 - The liberation of Dachau

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in New York City, April 24th, 1865. The house on the left, on the corner of 14th St. and Broadway, is that of Cornelius Roosevelt, and the 2 young boys looking out of the window are Teddy Roosevelt and his brother Elliott,

FDR

Moment when President George Bush was notified of the attack in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

The last photograph of President Franklin Roosevelt, taken at Warm Springs, GA. FDR died the following day. April 11, 1945. He looks older then his 63 years and was very ill here. (The strain of almost serving 3 terms of office and then WWII probably finished him off)

JFK Is Laid to Rest (1963) Sen. Edward Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy (age 6), Jackie Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy Jr. (age 3) attend the slain president's funeral in 1963.

Confederate Generals. Left to right - Hood, Semmes, Davis, Stuart, Jackson, Lee, Forrest, Johnston, Beauregard.

Widow of slain Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers comforts her grieving son Darrell during the funeral. Photo by John Loengard.

“An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD

One of the few photographs of Lincoln inside the White House was taken in this room by Matthew Brady in 1864. It was not until after the renovation of the White House undertaken during the Truman administration that this room became so exclusively associated with Lincoln.

It relates to Hitler & to U.S. race relations, pinning here for power pt. VBG: "Olympic icon Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August 24, 1936. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games, annihilating the racist myth of white superiority in the presence of Adolph Hitler."

Nancy Reagan says her last goodbyes to the president just before the interment. Makes me tear up...

"In a South Carolina prison more than sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5' 1" and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his leg. The switch was pulled and the adult sized death mask fell from George Stinney’s face. Tears streamed from his eyes. Witnesses recoiled in horror as they watched the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century die.

Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

Emmett Till