Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Independence Day

No, it is not simply the fourth of July.  The upcoming holiday is better refered to as Independance day.  For the next few days leading up to it, I will try to call to memory what this holiday really means.  It is sad, really, that this has to be done, we humans so soon forget.

During the American Revolution, fighting fof independance from a tyranical government in Great Britain, an estimated 6,824 American Patriots sacrificed their lives, during battle, for posterity.  There were also 18,500 deaths in captivity or disease.

What a sacrifice.  Brave people.

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