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On this day of celebration, please take a moment to remember our Founding Fathers ~ men of wealth and means who sacrificed all they had for freedom. Most were wealthy landowners and lawyers who took a great risk signing the Declaration of Independence. They knew they would pay a high price but signed anyway. 30% of the signers had all their possessions confiscated.

It was not easy for them in 1776 just as it is not easy for those who continue to fight for freedom in 2006. Throughout these 230 years, the United States of America has been blessed with those willing to risk it all to fight tyranny and now terror. I celebrate, appreciate and am forever thankful to all those who protect our freedom and especially to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the Brave.” ~ Elmer Davis

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