James Monroe Memorial Foundation President Bill Thomas was the featured speaker at the Ocean View Lodge No. 335 (AF&AM) April 2018 meeting, where he spoke on the James Monroe Birthplace Park and Museum. Shown with Mark Walsh (left), James Monroe Memorial Foundation National Advisory Board, is JMMF President William Thomas (right).
Here is a wonderful website referred to us by Mark Walsh. The site contains the letters and papers of James Monroe from March 1, 1818 (President Elect) to February 28, 1825 (Creek Nation Treaty). The website is the American Presidency Project and it is affiliated with the University of California.
• US President James Monroe was the only person to ever simultaneously fill two Cabinet positions. • He served as both Secretary of State and Secretary of War during the War of 1812. • His actions during the war helped the United States avoid losing the war. Business Insider Article, December 2012
Mark Walsh, Board Member of the James Monroe Memorial Foundation, gave a presentation to the Ladies of District 21, Royal Arch Masons on May 19, 2017. The presentation centered on the bicentennial of the Rush-Bagot Agreement and ended with a reading of President Monroe’s 1817 inaugural speech.