Happy Independence Day! This Is My Country!


At this time of anxious concern for our Nation, as concerned as we are, consider the anxiety of the 56 men and what they were willing to do for us on this day so many years ago.

Together “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

They were mostly men of means who had much to lose if the war was lost. One-third served as militia officers during the war. Four of the signers were taken captive during the war and nearly all of them were poorer at the end of the war than at the beginning. 

The ages of the signers ranged from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin), but the majority of the signers were in their thirties or forties. More than half of the signers were lawyers and the others were planters, merchants and shippers.

Many of them probably expected to die.

They signed anyway.

Consider the day these men signed this document and then went home to share their dinner with their wives and children. As we enjoy our day, consider the table talk these families had at the time. The worry and strain. It pales in comparison.

This Is My Country – Mormon Tabernacle Choir



Wishing everyone a wonderful Independence Day.

17 Responses to “Happy Independence Day! This Is My Country!”

  1. the unit Says:

    The usual from leftists (AP this time). It was “his” wall. Now “his” parade. Nope, mine and, I think for most of us, ours.
    p.s. thought they didn’t like gender pronouns. 🙂

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  2. dave drake Says:

    A safe and enjoyable 4th to you Bunk and all your readers.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Laura B Mielcarek Says:

    Each year, I appreciate this day more and more. I am so thankful to be a citizen of this wonderful Country.

    Happy Independence Day!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Linda Says:

    p.s. Bunk–I am not sure how Blogger works–not sure if you get my comments or replies back to you…but I did leave you a comment…smiles

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Linda Says:

    Can you believe, 40 something years later and I still can sing the Yankee Doodle Dandy song…a very happy July 4th to you.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. the unit Says:

    President Trump has received much left criticism about the parade today.
    But following what John Adams said we should do
    ” It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
    Joy Reid of MSNBC said he’s bringing a “military armada” to the parade.
    Well an armada is a fleet of warships. I’ll be watching for it. 🙂

    Happy Independence Day to all

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  7. Always On Watch Says:

    A perfect musical selection for today, Bunkerville!

    I remember a time when all grade school children learned to sing this song.

    Happy Independence Day to all here.

    Liked by 2 people

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