Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Patriots (part 3) - Signers of the Declaration

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Soon we are approaching the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, attributed on July 4, 1776.

Much is written about these times. does a great job, such as this: Declaration of Independence

But here is a summary of what happened to the signers, most of them wealthy men, who lost it all for the greater gift, liberty.

Today, many politicians will give away our freedoms for their position of power.

But in 1776, these men and their families risked it all, with nothing material to gain for themselves, as they penned these words in the last sentence:

And for the support of this Declaration, 
with a firm reliance
on the protection of divine Providence, 
we mutually pledge to each other 
our Lives,
our Fortunes
and our sacred Honor.

reference: Declaration of Independence transcript

These 56 signers were patriots.


Previous posts in series:

Patriots (part 1) - Taps (2016)

Patriots (part 2) - D-Day Courage  (2016)


Photo from: Declaration Independence/

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