Part 3 - The Price they paid the final story
What ever happened to those men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s beside and his grist mill were laid waste. For more than a year he lived in forest and caves, returning home after the war to find his wife dead. His children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.
Such were the stories and sacrifices of the War of Independence. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. There were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledge; “for the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor”
They gave us an independent America.
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 your 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 www.thecbaf.com for more information on the Toys for the Troops Kids Bass Tournament.