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Monday, July 03, 2017

What The 4th Of July Means To Us Today

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their LIVES, their FORTUNES, and their SACRED HONOR.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well-educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward

Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton, had their properties looted by vandals or soldiers.

Thomas Nelson, Jr, At the battle of Yorktown noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire.The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, please take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's a small price for the price they paid.

It is worth Remembering: FREEDOM IS: NEVER, EVER, FREE!

We thank these early patriots with all our hearts and souls, as well as thosepatriots and warriorsnow fighting to KEEP our FREEDOM from those who are actively attempting to HIJACK IT FOR THEMSELVES TO PLUNDER AND RULE.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is huge news to anyone under 50, I'll bet! Post this at the top again in the morning, Joe! Everyone needs to think about this while eating and drinking at the picnics!

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

And to think, 36% of millennials consider themselves to "not be very patriotic". We have lost our patriotism to political correctness, our young people do not understand the concept and would rather gang bang and spit in the eye of authority, the LGBT community has made a mockery of moral standards, people feel it is their right to burn or otherwise desecrate the flag, our military is no longer considered a heroic gesture, religion is mocked and considered "antiquated". We should never lose sight of what these men did for this country. They sacrificed everything for their beliefs and today we have legislators who would chuck it all in a heartbeat for a progressive liberal ideology.

Anonymous said...

First if all its Independence Day not july 4th!! Would you say Merry Dec 25? Give it its rightful respect..!!!

Anonymous said...

747...you are one worthless POS! You have no scope or grandeur of what was just said....and this will be your undoing!

Anonymous said...

I have nothing but air in my head and love everything and would love to meet 7:47 because he/ she is so like just as in with everything cool like me and so cool with ideas, like, right? I mean, how cool could we be like on the moon or something!

Anonymous said...

This surely puts Ben Franklin comments about "Hanging together or hanging separately", into perspective.

Anonymous said...

Idiots it beacuse I RESPECT the holiday I address it with its proper name...

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:15

lmclain said...

Compare those "representatives" with the ones we have today.

Today, our "leaders" would be secretly selling our secrets to the highest bidder and arranging the arrests of "rebels".
Today, our "leaders" wouldn't risk getting cold, much less risking EVERYTHING they had in the world.
For an idea. For principles. For freedom.
IN another generation or so, what our forefathers fought and died for will be erased and forgotten.
36% don't feel patriotic??? How about, maybe, "grateful"? Humble? Reverential?
Anything?
I mean, other then arrogant, thankless, and spoiled. That list could go on and on and on, too.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Free is a part of the friggin' word for crying out loud.
You just don't know what freedom means.

From where does freedom originate?
From the barrel of a gun?
No.

Freedom comes from our Creator.
It is completely and utterly free.

Anything else is not freedom, but is a privilege.
Educate yourselves.