Happy Memorial Day

May 31, 2010 at 5:27 am Leave a comment

Thank-You could not say enough to the brave men and women in our armed forces, and to the Veterans who have bravely fought to preserve a free & democratic America for us, and for future generations. Happy Memorial Day, and God Bless!

The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv’d them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas’d them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath’d to us from the former, for the sake of the latter.” — Samuel Adams, Essay, written under the pseudonym “Candidus,” in The Boston Gazette (14 October 1771) .

Samuel Adams was an American revolutionary, who helped organize the Boston Tea Party. Adams was also governor of Massachusetts from 1793 to 1797.

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