"To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, ...."
"To promote as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,..." [George Washington]
"To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty."
"Don Bernardo de Galvez (1746 - 1786), native
of Macharavialla, Malaga, Spain, and fourth Spanish Governor of Louisiana,
decisively defeated the British in September 1779 at Manchac and Baton Rouge,
which resulted in the capitulation of Natchez.