"Our Lives, Our Fortune, Our Sacred Honor"
No nation is like her and her founders fully understood that.
They understood it so well that they pledged everything to make it happen.
Lives, fortunes, all of it. And, they stood behind it.
She has been, by the goodness of God,the only nation that has stood between freedom and tyranny.
These are the heroes who pledged everything for the greatest dream ever seen on earth. It will surprise you who these men were and how much they sacrificed.
These are the stories you never heard before and that I hope you will never forget.
So many men and women lost their lives to create her, to preserve her and for the freedom and rights that so many are holding so cheaply now.
I will post a meme tomorrow evening. In the meantime, have a happy and patriotic Fourth of July. Remember what it all cost.
Pray for our nation.
The Signers from the 13 states:
Delaware: George Read • Caesar Rodney • Thomas McKean
Pennsylvania : George Clymer • Benjamin Franklin • Robert Morris • John Morton • Benjamin Rush • George Ross • James Smith • James Wilson • George Taylor
Massachusetts: John Adams • Samuel Adams • John Hancock • Robert Treat Paine • Elbridge Gerry
New Hampshire : Josiah Bartlett • William Whipple • Matthew Thornton
Rhode Island : Stephen Hopkins • William Ellery
New York : Lewis Morris • Philip Livingston • Francis Lewis • William Floyd
Georgia: Button Gwinnett • Lyman Hall • George Walton
Virginia : Richard Henry Lee • Francis Lightfoot Lee • Carter Braxton • Benjamin Harrison • Thomas Jefferson • George Wythe • Thomas Nelson, Jr.
North Carolina : William Hooper • John Penn • Joseph Hewes
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge • Arthur Middleton • Thomas Lynch, Jr. • Thomas Heyward, Jr.
New Jersey : Abraham Clark • John Hart • Francis Hopkinson • Richard Stockton • John Witherspoon
Connecticut: Samuel Huntington • Roger Sherman • William Williams • Oliver Wolcott
Maryland: Charles Carroll • Samuel Chase • Thomas Stone • William Paca
Benjamin Franklin was the oldest at 70 and Edward Rutledge the youngest aged 26.