A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Srbi u američkoj politici: Reganovi ljudi

Malo je ljudi u SAD, a još manje američkih Srba, koji lično poznaju trojicu američkih predsednika.

Srbi su kao republikanci najveći prodor u politički vrh SAD učinili u vreme predsednika Ronalda Regana. Tada su se afirmisali Branko Terzić, Miroslav Đorđević, Borko Đorđević, Đorđe Marović.

Malo je ljudi u SAD, a još manje američkih Srba, koji lično poznaju trojicu američkih predsednika, Ronalda Regana, Džordža Buša starijeg, Džordža Buša mlađeg, Bila Klintona, Baraka Obamu i Donalda Trampa.Tu privilegiju imaju Branko Dušana Terzić, Miroslav Đorđević, Borko Đorđević, članovi Republikanske stranke SAD.

Branko Dušana Terzić je bio saradnik predsednika Ronalda Regana u rangu ministra, i stručnjak za energiju iz Milvokija, kog je predsednik Džordž Buš stariji doveo u Vašington i postavio za državnog sekretara Federalnog komiteta za energetiku da rešava energetske probleme SAD.

Terzić je kao dete ratnog izbeglice rođen u Nemačkoj 1947. godine. Zajedno sa roditeljima, ocem Dušanom i majkom Oliverom stigao je u SAD 1950. Završio je Državni univerzitet Viskonsin i 1972. stekao diplomu iz oblasti nauke o energiji. Usavršavao se iz inženjeringa na univerzitetima Market i Vičita.

“Bio sam kapetan Nacionalne dobrovoljačke garde i komandant baterije 57. brigade. Od 1969. do 1971. godine bio sam procenjivač kadrova u kompaniji “Appraisers Association of America”. Godine 1972. radio sam u kompaniji “Wisconsin Electric Power”. Otvorio sam vlastitu firmu “Terzić i Mejer”, koja je davala savete opštini Milvoki o vrednostima inženjeringa. Bavio sam se i poslovima izdavaštva u firmi “C. A. Turner Utility Reports”, pričao mi je o počecima svoje karijere Branko Terzić.

The Statement of President Woodrow Wilson in 1918

On July 28, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gave the following message to the American people. It was read in churches throughout the country and published in virtually all major newspapers. The Serbian flag was raised at the White House and at a number of public buildings in this nation's capital.

To the People of the United States:

On Sunday, 28th of this present month, will occur the fourth anniversary of the day when the gallant people of Serbia, rather than submit to the studied and ignoble exactions of a prearranged foe, were called upon by the war declaration of Austria-Hungry to defend their territory and their homes against an enemy bent on their destruction. Nobly did they respond.

So valiantly and courageously did they oppose the forces of a country ten times greater in population and resources that it was only after they had thrice driven the Austrians back and Germany and Bulgaria had come to the aid of Austria that they were compelled to retreat over the Albania. While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken. Though overwhelmed by superior forces, their love of freedom remains unabated. Brutal force has left unaffected their firm determination to sacrifice everything for liberty and independence.

Bouquet of Serbian immigrants who blossomed in America

Commemorating the Serbian National Holiday (June 28 - Vidovdan or St. Vitus Day) and the 150th Anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birth, the Serbian American community presents this bouquet of Serbian immigrants who blossomed in America over the last two centuries, contributing to her efflorescence in all realms of human endeavor. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Serbs joined the waves of immigration to the New World in laying the very foundations upon which America continues to grow and prosper.

The earliest documented Serb in this country was George Fisher Shagich, who, after participating in the liberation of Serbia from the oppressive Islamic Ottoman yoke, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1813.

In addition to a large number of nameless pioneers who worked in various mines, on roads and railroads, transforming and gradually civilizing the wilderness of a relatively still empty continent, stand out the names of two globally famous Serbian American scientists: Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) and Michael Pupin (1854-1935), without whose great inventions and discoveries wide-spread electrification and long distance communication, along with the rest of our highly industrialized way of life, would be impossible.

Many Serbian Americans valiantly served in the U.S. military forces during two world, and later wars. For their gallantry and valor some of them received our country's highest military decoration - the Congressional Medal of Honor: Louis Cukela (awarded both the Navy and Army Medals of Honor), Mitchell Paige, Lance Sijan, and Mele "Mel" Vojvodich (the Legion of Merit). A few reached the highest ranks, such as Admiral Steve Mandarich (laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery).

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Allex Mandusich

Andjelko "Big Jake Alex" Mandusich is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and was one of the greatest Serbian-American heroes of World War I.

He was born on July 13th, 1887 at Sar Planina, Serbia. In 1905, at the age of 18, he immigrated to America.

When the US entered World War I, Mandusich immediately enrolled himself in the Army. During the battle in Amiens region in France in August of 1918, Jake, now a corporal, advanced his men at Chipilly Ridge; there were many casualties and in the heat of the battle Alex realized that all officers had been hit and that he was now the leader of his platoon. His men were pinned down by machine gunfire from a German nest thirty yards away. Under intense fire Manudsich made his way to the nest alone; he pulled out his bayonet and attacked.. Read more ...

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On The Holy Liturgy

by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich

The Divine Liturgy is at the center of Orthodox Christian life. It is through the Eucharist that the faithful are united with Christ and therefore with one another. Every Eucharistic gathering is an image and a reality of the Heavenly Liturgy, i.e. unceasing Synaxis of angels and saints around God’s throne. Thus the Liturgy is the proclamation of and a real image of God’s Kingdom in this world.

In this television interview conducted by the Logos, a renowned Orthodox theologian and retired Bishop of Zahumlje and Hercegovina, his Grace Atanasije, brings forth these essential points citing historical development of the Liturgies bringing to light the present misunderstanding of certain Liturgical actions and movements.

Bishop Atanasije aptly points out the necessity for Liturgical renewal, i.e. moving away from passive liturgical attendance to active participation and immersion of the soul and body into a full communion with Christ.

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