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
Sharla Lee Shults
“Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.”