Independence Day

Posted by on July 4, 2005

Colonial Flag of the US

On this day 229 years ago we, then called the Colonies, declared our independence from the tyrannical rule of the British Crown by the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress.

56 men signed the document, sealing their fate if the bid for independence failed. On this day we remember their bravery and commitment as well as the bravery and commitment of those who have defended our Nation ever since.

As I write this there are three United States SEALs still unaccounted for in the mountains of Afghanistan. The evil Taliban are claiming to hold one…of course they also claimed the killed the other three but apparently they were confused. As we enjoy our fireworks, cookouts, and families let’s remember that there are rough men out there in the world ensuring our right to enjoy them.

The men that signed the Declaraction of Independence were:

George Read
Caesar Rodney
Thomas McKean
George Clymer
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Morris
John Morton
Benjamin Rush
George Ross
James Smit
James Wilson
George Taylor
John Adam
Samuel Adams
John Hancock
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Joshiah Bartlett
Wiliam Whipple
Matthew Thornton
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Lewis Morris
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
William Floyd
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
Richard Henry Lee
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Jefferson
George Wythe
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
William Hooper
John Penn
Joseph Hewes
Edward Rutledge
Arthur Middleton
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Abraham Clark
John Hart
Francis Hopkinson
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Samuel Huntington
Roger Sherman
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
Charles Carroll
Samuel Chase
Thomas Stone
William Paca

Read about the day and what happened to these men here.

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Categories: American Warriors, History
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  1. SingleMind Says:

    That was the ballsiest move by any group of people in the last 500 years.

  2. SingleMind Says:

    Looks like we found two of the SEALs. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it.

    We still have another SEAL on the ground that we haven’t located.

    I hope we make those (FCC violation deleted) terrorists pay big time for that.

    They’re about to find out that having the SEALs pissed at you can really really suck.

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