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Something to think about on the 4th

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CBLAZER81, Jul 4, 2000.

  1. CBLAZER81

    CBLAZER81 1/2 ton status

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    This is something my Dad sent me.I had no idea this happened to our founding fathers.Did you?
    After reading this we may look at the 4th of July a little differently.

    Read on -- REMEMBERING INDEPENDENCE DAY

    > >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 tortured
    before
    > >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. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a
    broken
    > >heart.
    > >
    > >Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.
    > >
    > >Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution.
    > >
    > >These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were
    soft-spoken
    > men
    > >of
    > >means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more.
    > >
    > >Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: "For the support
    of
    > >this
    > >declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine
    providence,
    > >we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our
    sacred
    > >honor."
    > >
    > >They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books
    > >never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War. We
    > didn't
    > >fight just the British. We were British subjects at that time and we
    > fought
    > >our own government! Some of us take these liberties so much for
    granted,
    > but
    > >we shouldn't.
    > >
    > >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!

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  2. BlazerGuy

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    God bless America.

    YEEEEE HAWWWWW[​IMG]
     
  3. DBLAZER

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    very very cool, i was going to post this today, glad you breat me to it. Happy 4th to all

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  4. 8_YOUR_H2

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    How in the hell could anyone be a democrat after reading that!!!!??
     
  5. 82Jimmy

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    I don't know good point though

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  6. riz

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    I thought that was great !! I think we should stop and think about every holiday that comes about. I makes me feel better to understand the holiday for the real reasons instead of the money aspect of it all. None of these holidays are realy about fireworks, chocolate bunnies, nicely wrapped gifts and turkey dinners.... next time stop and think about the true facts within them.

    God Bless America !!!!!!!

    L8r,

    .Riz.
     
  7. jarheadk5

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    Funny you should bring up the American Revolution....

    Myself and 3 other Marines from my unit just performed a colorguard at a church ceremony/picnic today. Part of the ceremony was a group of re-enactors in Revolutionary clothes and weapons and a fife and drum corps. The pastor said a lot about how we should take a moment, however brief it may be, EVERY DAY, and remember those who sacrificed themselves for this country. Hearing "Taps" while carrying the colors of our great nation made me proud to be an American, and reminded me once again that the freedoms we enjoy (and sometimes take for granted...) today were paid for in the blood of our forefathers.

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  8. chaka73

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  9. JimmyDie6.2

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    God Bless America.....awesome post.

    How could anyone vote democrat? If you do, you will lose your freedoms incrementally. That includes your guns, your vintage cars and your 4x4s and all those beautiful places we off road on.......remember all of us at coloradok5 aren't politically correct according to the left. remember this when November rolls around....to think I could have Hillary along with upchuck Shumer as Both my Senators...Time to move to Montana.
     
  10. James90

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    I cant thank why people would want to vote democrat, after all the people that died to give them there freedom, and vote democrat and give it all away. Voteing democrat is like voteing for the red coats.

    on a funnyer note democrat has the words dem and rat in the same word democrat-oc =Demrat hum demrats that explains it. hehe

    [​IMG]Go prepared

    I have a Shotgun a Rifle and a 4WD(K5) and Country Boy Can Survive!!!!
     
  11. slodawg

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    Hey just wanted to say great post. Maybe the best one yet? If we all remember what they did for us maybe are little lives wont be so taken up by little things. GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT I LOVE............
     

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