ENDORSEMENTS


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AL AND JULEEN JACKSON AND FAMILY
Virginia

“My husband and I have taught our children principles of liberty in our family devotional for years. As a result, our family has become closer and stronger, and my children have increased in love and appreciation for the founding of our nation and for our freedom. These one-page stories of the birth of our nation will help strengthen families and youth, our nation, and our world.”

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LARRY P. ARNN
Michigan

“Forgotten American Stories: Celebrating America’s Constitution is a patriotic and entertaining book that tells the grand stories of the American Founding: the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the brave soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and the genius of James Madison and the creation of the Constitution. The study of these events and the principles of the founding is an urgent task that every American citizen should undertake.”

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DIXIE L. ALLEN
Utah State Board of Education

“As a former teacher and administrator for over 35 years in public education, Forgotten American Stories: Celebrating America’s Constitution enhances the study of our historical views and understanding through factual stories and documentation that often do not find their way into the curriculum of schools throughout our nation. Students will quickly identify with these stories and recognize the positive and negative attributes of history.”

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ORRIN G. HATCH
Senator, United States Senate

“These people from our past are real and the events truly occurred. It is important for our young generation to read these stories so they will feel of the power behind them, learn valuable lessons, and be better because of it. John Adams said, ‘Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.’ It is our responsibility to support, obey, and defend the U.S. Constitution as well as help others do the same.”

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MICHAEL S. LEE
Senator, United States Senate

“That which we ignore or forget our children may never know, and what our children do not know our grandchildren may never realize. Helping young people know and adults remember the inspiring stories of American history is a vital pursuit.”
“Thank you for reminding us all to remember.”

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BRAD AND JOHANNA WINN AND FAMILY
Utah

“This resource is so valuable! My grandfather was a POW in World War II so I grew up in a very patriotic family. As I raise my children without a veteran in their lives, I realize it is harder to instill in them the same sense of patriotism that I grew up with. Thankfully, the lessons taught in these stories can help every child develop a meaningful appreciation for God, family, and country. These stories teach ‘the rest of the story’ of the United States of America – that it was by divine intervention at every turn that our independence was won, our constitution was crafted, and our republic was born.”

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GREG BELL
Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah (2009-2013)

“To preserve and perpetuate our unmatched freedoms, it is imperative that we understand the incomparable blessings of liberty and a free society. We must support families and teachers as they teach our young people the principles of Courage, Integrity, Allegiance and Commitment – principles embodied in our Founding Fathers’ lives – and the events which shaped our nation. These events, people and principles are indeed worthy of our remembrance.”

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MICHAEL E. DIYESO
President and CEO, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

“…Forgotten American Stories: Celebrating America’s Constitution… is an exceptional collection of stories on America’s early history and heritage accompanied by wonderful family friendly activities. The themes addressed in this book such as Integrity, Leadership, Commitment, Compassion and Responsibility are the same themes that run through the educational programs conducted by the Freedoms Foundation. This material will be of added value to our program.”

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LAVAR CHRISTENSEN
Representative, Utah State House of Representatives

“These stories are an excellent, remarkable and inspiring promotion of civic and character education and patriotic engagement. The Father of our country, President George Washington, emphasized the vital role of religion and morality as ‘firmest props’ and pillars of our blessed nation. Teaching these truths for the nurturing and benefit of the ‘future guardians of the liberties of our nation’ is deeply appreciated.”

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JOEL COLEMAN
Utah State Board of Education (2011-2013)

“For our rising generation to achieve their potential as citizens and future leaders of America, they need to have inner strength, resolve, and dedication to the principles of freedom embodied in our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. These true stories of real American heroes teach our youth that real purpose and fulfillment in life comes from selfless service to others and preserving freedom for future generations.”

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ROB BISHOP
Congressman
United States House of Representatives


“From my perspective as a father, grandfather, former high school history and government teacher, and now a United States Congressman, it is important that these stories be shared in our schools and in our homes as well. These stories are historical and about real American heroes. Readers will gain a better appreciation for our country and the U.S. Constitution. This book is worthy of sharing with all Americans.”