Union Forever


My great grandfather, Archibald Van Orden, carried this ribbon with him during the Civil War.

Though the Pledge of Allegiance would not be created until decades after the conflict, he would certainly agree that the USA was destined to be “one nation, under God, indivisible.”

Now, in 2012, Union will continue if we want it with all our hearts and strength, as Archie did.    We must not let the divisive spirit of our times accomplish what war could not. Union must and shall be preserved.

2 responses to “Union Forever

  1. John:

    What you’ve developed thus far is riveting!
    Can’t wait to read your finished work.
    You have inspired me to delve further into the history of my mother’s family the Dunlaps.
    One of her ancestors was John Dunlap of the printing firm Dunlap & Claypoole in colonial Philadelphia.
    Their firm printed the Declaration of Independence.

    Best regards,

    Gordon Hasse

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