Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you a blessed and safe 4th of July. 

While we were touring in Charleston, our tour guide related that the 54 signers of the Declaration of Independence were in essence signing their death warrants. 

I guess I must have been dozing during that part of history class.

They sacrificed much for our liberty. 
They were hunted, imprisoned, starved, and hung. 
They lost property, wealth and family.

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Ben Franklin 

They were braver than I. 

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety."
Ben Franklin  

The way to liberty was costly. 
I hope, collectively as a nation, we can remember that.
Be brave. 


  1. Thank you for this lesson and reminder. Have a wonderful day! :)

  2. Katie,
    Wonderful quotes to remind us the true cost of liberty.

  3. Great reminder of the cost of freedom. Hope you had a good 4th. Love the fire truck!