"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."
John Adams was off by two days as it was July 4th that Congress signed the Declaration of Independence and it appears most have forgotten, assuming we still teach it, that it was July 2nd the original resolution was passed!
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are the only signers of the Declaration of Independence that later became Presidents and died on the same day, July 4th 1826!
James Monroe, although not a signer of the document but was a founding father of this great nation died on July 4th, 1831 becoming the third president in a row to die on the 4th of July!
May we remember the great sacrifices from those before us who did so much for so little personal gain. Those men laid a foundation for great potential that we must no longer squander away. They understood the God Factor in this great country and I pray that each day more and more people will learn that it is "We The People", with Gods Blessings that make this country what it is.
Seldom is it the numbers that determine the outcome, but whether those who claim to be good men are willing to stand up and fight for what they know to be right. (Wayne Gresson)
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
Those who do nothing about sin and evil, help the sin and evil to prevail. One who is silent when there are those around him in sin becomes a partaker with them (Eph. 5: 7).
This Country will be what you make it! Those who are not actively and vigorously fighting against evil are helping evil to triumph. What are you doing?
Save what our founders fought and died for!
God Bless The USA!