This July as we remember the men who sacrificed everything for our freedom let us fast forward to the happenings of today to reflect if we are taking their efforts for granted. Let’s take a close look at the 56 who signed the Declaration that could be viewed as a death sentence.
Here are some important facts: Of the 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence nine died of their wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned suffering at the brutal hands of the British. Some lost their wives, sons, or entire families. One lost 13 children. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Not one went back on their pledged word or defected.
During this past year many would feel that our elected officials are taking this for granted as they continue to pass laws that escalate our national debt and take our liberties from us. We pray that they on this Independence Day reflect on their past colleagues who were willing to pay the ultimate price. We pray that they have a clear vision in respect to directing this Country to those liberties that our Founders were willing to put in writing that are ageless and time tested. It is what defines us and what has made us strong. GOD BLESS AMERICA.