Have a safe and happy 4th
June 23, 2017
While we are enjoying the fireworks, outdoor grilling, and being with family and friends, let us remember to thank the men and women who created our nation.
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” - Benj. Franklin, Pennsylvania delegate
“There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head.” - John Hancock, Massachusetts delegate
"My hand trembles, but my heart does not." - Stephen Hopkins, Rhode Island delegate
“For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” - Thomas Jefferson, Virginia delegate
“Advice is received that the Congress resolved upon independence the 4th of July; and have declared war against Great Britain in form.” London Evening-Post, August 10, 1776