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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

On the Road to Independence

As you begin preparations for the Fourth of July celebration, continue to be mindful of. . .

America's fight for freedom!
It did not JUST HAPPEN overnight! 

The Ultimate Sacrifice
Hope, courage and faith is solidified
with the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
 A long, arduous road to independence
was finally reaching its journey’s end.

A committee of only five*
Met to initiate liberty
On a large parchment document
Declared our country finally free

Thirteen former British Colonies
Shaped an indisputably innovative spirit
Free from British rule and tyranny
New in mentality, morality and merit

A total of fifty-six men
Put their lives, families on the line
To throw off the yoke of Britain
Leaving oppression far, far behind

A resolved league of complete solidarity
United for their common defense
Protected the security of liberties
Against forces of any pretence

They all knew without any doubt
Penalty of death was the price
Their lives, fortunes, sacred honor
Were all part of the sacrifice

©2012 Awakenings
Sharla Lee Shults

Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.

*The committee consisted of John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.