Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Beverly Crest Hotel Courtesy Computer, Edmonton, Alberta
November VIIIth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed. MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
An Editor's Note: President Hiram Ulysses S. Grant had the IInd middle initial of "S" added to his name & usually was referred to as "Ulysses Simpson Grant" with the "Simpson" being the name on his mother's side of the family. The "S" was added by mistake when he signed up for armed forces service training. Just like with President Harry S. Truman (who had two grandpas with the first name starting with the letter "S" so both could claim that was what his middle name stood IV), Pres. Grant's "S" actually stood for nothing & his actually legal name at birth was Hiram Ulysses Grant.
A great Union Army Civil War general (some might argue the best), President U. S. Grant wanted young people to know that while a soldier by profession, he hated killing & war. This was b/c it robbed people of their futures & sent young people to their deaths bIV they could get a chance to get some schooling & start on their own life paths. Speaking to armed forces recruits at a White House luncheon, the President gave a rather sombre commentary.
"Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, & I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace."
March IVth, MDCCCLXIX (1869)-March IVth, MDCCCLXXVII (1877),
Source: XVIIIth President Of The United States Of America Hiram Ulysses S. Grant, Republican-Illinois.