Jul 5, 2015

We Americans Owe so Much to These Men!

Do you ever give any thought to our founding fathers?  I mean really.  I can truthfully say that I don't give it much thought anymore, not since school anyway.  Oh yearly I'll think about it around July 4th. but that's about it.  
I never knew how much each of them gave up when they signed "The Declaration of Independence".  We should never, ever take our freedoms for granted.  To the ones that started our country, to the brave men and women who have fought and continue to fight for that freedom we give our thanks!
Join me in a little history...

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:
Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Massachusetts: John Hancock
Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple
Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire: Matthew Thornton

Read The Declaration of Independence here

Partial Quote:  "we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

To learn more about Our Founding Fathers go here

Paul Harvey's Video below is really an eye opener.
Please watch to learn some very interesting things about these men and how much they personally sacrificed so that you and I can enjoy the freedoms we have today.

The video has sound problems

This video is of better quality

As Only Paul Harvey Could Say It!


  1. It was an act of Treason, punishable by death but clearly worth putting themselves in harm's way. Very brave men. I hope they are not rolling over in their graves at some of the situations today.

    1. I agree and just never really thought about it I can't explain why..Yes I agree very brave! I hope they can't know what is happening now. Can you imagine how it would make them feel? I'm sad myself about situations and they would be heartbroken I'm sure.