Handwritten and Signed

by Sherry Riter in Holiday

In 2010, words are often said without meaning and contracts can be broken if you have enough money to fight them with loop holes.

Declaration of Independence

Back in 1776, the handwritten Declaration of Independence was signed by men who were willing to die for the words that preceded their signatures to ensure it always remained intact. This document announced that the thirteen American colonies were now “free and independent” states and not subject to British rule.

Declaration of Independence

While reading the elegantly written document today for the first time in many years, a deep gratitude welled up inside. Without the convictions and sacrifice of our founding fathers, I would not enjoy the freedoms that this country has afforded me.

I love this country and I’m so grateful for those who have sacrificed everything in order for it to remain free.

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May God always bless America and may we always be grateful to God for doing so.

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1 Dangerous With a Pen July 4, 2010 at 12:06 am

Completely agree… I am often saddened by how easily the spoken word is neglected or broken, and how people just assume they can get out of something if they try hard enough.

John Hart, one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, lived in my town and is buried in a small local graveyard. I just showed my 7 yr old his gravestone. She was fascinated.


2 Thoughtfully blended hearts July 4, 2010 at 2:54 am

I believe we are in more danger right now than we ever have been, but US citizens are amazing and we are awakening at the speed of light!!!


3 Lori July 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Very well said. Happy and safe 4th of July.


4 More Milestones July 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Beautiful! I too am so very grateful to be born and raised American.
Happy 4th!


5 Jerry July 5, 2010 at 1:41 am

I wonder if the Declaration of Independence is read in school these days. It saddens me to suspect that it isn't. To read it one becomes proud.



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