The Dedicatory Address of Calvin Coolidge at the Equestrian Statue of Francis Asbury

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In October 15, 1924, Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States, stood to make a speech at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant and Sixteenth Street in our nation’s capital. He was there to dedicate a statue of a horse and rider. In this inspiring speech, the president remarked of Francis Asbury, “He is entitled to rank as one of the builders of our nation.”