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Stop And Remember OUR First American Patriots

By TerryO

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 torturedbefore 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.


Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.


At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., 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, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.


Remember: Freedom is Never Free!


I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, Please!

It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

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rhonda
Jul 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm
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donnalove
Jun 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm
Thanks for the reminder of those that cared unlike some today
 
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BIGT1976
Jun 2, 2011 at 12:57 pm
WELL SAID, ALTHOUGH I'M CANADIAN, I LOVE THE STATES AND THINK THE PEOPLE THERE ARE GREAT, AND SHOULD BE PROUD OF WHAT THEIR FOREFATHERS DID TO HAVE THE LIVES WE HAVE TODAY.
 
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1971
Jun 2, 2011 at 11:00 am
GOD BLESS AMERICA...MANY GOOD PEOPLE HAVE DIED DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM. LONG LIVE THE AMERICAN WAY!!!!!!
 
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jphillips
Jun 2, 2011 at 8:02 am
amen brother !
 
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revhard
Jun 2, 2011 at 6:15 am
The sacrafice of others for us to have a better tomarrow is what some forget to honnor!
 
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TexasDon
Nov 8, 2009 at 10:02 am
I think of the "originals" almost on a daily basis now. Its hard not to considering the fact that our country has been taken over by Marxist, Communist, liars and thieves who consistantly thumb their noses at the Constitution and The Bill of Rights and rightfully belong in prison rather than Washington!
 
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GoldyLocks
Nov 7, 2009 at 4:57 am
A great post, Terry. Keep writing. You have the right 'tude here. Thank you!!
 
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Jul 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm
THIS IS A GREAT POST! A little late, but better late than never.
 
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BigNuttyPaul
Jul 7, 2009 at 9:16 am
Thanks Terry
More people should take a long hard look at the country of ours. It is the best one in the world and we need to start acting like so. Patriotism is not a sin we need to be proud of who we are and what we have done as a country. I could go on forever but i will leave it at that.

Paul
proud of my country even in bad times.
 

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