Message to Garcia

Elbert Hubbard - A Message to GarciaA Message to Garcia, by Elbert Hubbard, is recommended reading for every member of the Georgia Military College family. Hubbard, a popular author, editor, and lecturer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, wrote numerous articles and a number of books about the importance of character and values.

In his essay, A Message to Garcia, Elbert Hubbard uses events leading up to the Spanish-American War in Cuba to illustrate the essential nature of “Initiative”. This is the story about the journey of a U.S. Army officer named LT Andrew Summers Rowan who was commissioned by President McKinley to take an important message to the leader of the Cuban insurgency against Spain.

Read A Message to Garcia to see how LT Rowan's actions and display of initiative over a century ago still have the power to inspire us today.

Also available is LT Rowan's account of his journey entitled "How I Carried the Message To Garcia."