INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Wright Brothers

Masters of Gravity: Wilbur, 1867-1912 Orville, 1871-1948 Wilbur and Orville Wright were two brothers from the heartland of America with a vision as sweeping as the sky and a practicality as down-to-earth as the Wright Cycle Co., the bicycle shop they founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1892. But while there were many bicycle shops in their America, in only one …

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Henry Ford

Prime Mover: 1863-1947   He didn’t invent the auto-mobile, but Henry Ford pretty much invented the modern world, transforming transportation and bringing manufacturing and society along for the ride. As Lee Iacocca, who began his auto career at Ford in the 1940s, wrote in Time, “The boss was a genius. He was an eccentric. He was no prince in his …

Vero Beach High School Military Appreciation Night

Here are some of the pictures from the Vero Beach High School Military Appreciation Night that Step Up America sponsored. The event was also a baseball game between Vero Beach High School and John Carroll High School. It was a great success!

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY- Thomas Edison

Patenting Progress: 1847-1931 Much of the world we live in today is a legacy of Thomas Alva Edison and of his devotion to science and innovation. He not only invented the first commercial electric light bulb but also established the first investor-owned electric utility, in 1882, on Pearl Street in New York City. His phonograph, invented in 1877, launched a …

Southwest Middle School- See Something, Say Something

Here is last Fridays visit to Southwest Middle School (Palm Bay, Fl). We gave the school TWO “See Something, Say something” banners!! We want to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper authorities. 

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Alexander G. Bell

Long- Distance Operator: 1847-1922 March 1876: in the attic of a Boston boarding house, two young scientists were working at top speed. One was a Scottish-born teacher of the deaf, Alexander Graham Bell; the other was an American, Thomas A. Watson. Following Bell’s instructions Watson had constructed the first crude telephone, but the results were disappointing. Sounds came over the …

RIDE FOR AMERICA: Poker Run

(Sebastian, FL) The American Security Council Foundation organized its very first poker run on April 7th, 2018 with the help from American Legion Post 39 in Vero Beach, FL. This Fundraiser was put together to help support our educational program “Step Up America: A Call To Good Citizenship”. This program is designed to teach our youth how to become responsible …

IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

Explorers: Sacagawea, 1788-1812 Lewis, 1774-1809 Clark, 1770-1838 When President Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and a company of men up the Missouri River and into the terra incognita of the lands newly acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, the young United States already had a Constitution, but it lacked an epic vision. It had a government but no real …

James Madison’s MONTPELIER FOUNDATION

On March 5th, 2018, Director of Operations-John McIntosh visited James Madison’s MONTPELIER FOUNDATION for a business meeting. Montpelier is located in Orange, Virginia and was the plantation house for the Madison family. Of course, after the meeting, John did none other than tour the grounds of Montpelier.