Happy Birthday, Mister President!
In recognition of President Franklin Pierce's 205th birthday, the Old North Cemetery in Concord will have a flurry of annual visitors for a wreath laying ceremony. Attendees for the event, which begins at 10 this morning, include the Governor's Horse Guard. It's presented by the Political Library and the Pierce Brigade. Refreshments to follow at Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane, as well as a celebration of one truly worthy of being called New Hampshire's favorite son. Doesn't ring a bell? Here's a Political Library excerpt on the 14th President:
While President, Pierce reduced the national debt by 60% from $75 million to $35 million, established the office of the United States Attorney General, modernized the Army and Navy, improved relations with Canada, established trade with Japan and expanded our national borders.