Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - If you really want to aggravate people today be sure and wish them a Happy SAINT Valentines Day. All of the Hallmark cards and candy you'll see today have Happy VALENTINES Day written on them, but no one ever remembers the Saint upon which the day gets its name. He was, in fact, a real Saint (although he didn't give out candy to children) and died on February 14th, which is why the holiday falls on this day. And have you thought about why men are expected to buy gifts for the women in their lives? Is it because of some leftover form of chivalry from yesteryear? For more on Saint Valentines Day, be sure and check out today's Founders TV show.
"Having served my country from very early life, in all its highest trusts and most difficult emergencies, from the most important of which trusts 1 have lately retired, I cannot otherwise than feel with great sensibility, this proof of the high confidence of this very enlightened and respectable. Assembly.
I regret my appointment from another consideration: a fear, that I shall not be able to discharge the duties of the trust, with advantage to my country. Being placed, however, here, 1 [would] exert my best faculties, physical and mental, such as they are, at every hazard, to discharge its duties to the satisfaction of this Assembly, and of my country."
James Monroe accepting the Chair at VA Constitutional Convention, 1829