Ain’t no pain, ain’t no gain’

The Price they paid: Part 2

What ever happened to those men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers or both, looted the properties of Ellery, Clymer, Hall, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. The owner quietly urged General George Washington to open fire, which was done. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died with a few months.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Such were the stories and sacrifices of the war of Independence.

The men and women of our Armed Forces today, are putting it all on the line for us, just as our forefathers did. How are we here at home supporting these brave men and women? How can you show your appreciation?

CBAF will be hosting a bass tournament for the children of the brave men and women of our armed forces. Please come out and support our troops. Help our soldiers; help their families while they, our soldiers fight for our freedom. You can make a difference in a Childs life. Come out and enter the tournament and bring a toy for the kids. It will be held November 8th on the California Delta. Host Russo’s Marina… put it on your calendar. Give something back. You get to fish; the soldiers get to fight, so you can fish. Come out and show your support and appreciation. Sacrifice one day of your life. Bring a Toy.

Contact for more information on the Toys for the Troops Kids Bass Tournament.