Monday, July 4, 2016
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence…and what guts it took to live the life of a true Patriot?! Well, I believe today is the day to reflect upon this, as “reflection” is part of this country’s greatness!! Here’s the story with some very interesting facts you just may not know…
*Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and were tortured before they died.
*Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
*Two lost 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 pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Just what kind of men were these 56, anyway?
*Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
*Eleven were merchants.
*Nine were farmers and large plantation…
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