2017 0708 - Wallbuilders
This week I wanted to do something a little different. Many of you know I retired from the MS Air National Guard as a Colonel - after enlisting back in 1976 as an E-1. I am very thankful to have been born in America and to enjoy the freedom & liberty our country offers to those who work. Tuesday was the 241 Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.
I support and receive updates from an organization called Wallbuilders. It's founder, David Barton, is one of the best historians I know of on American History - especially as it relates to our Founders. Below is from his email from Tuesday. By clicking the underlined words will take you to that subject.
WallBuilders' speakers travel the country all year long, working to educate Americans on our religious and constitutional heritage. Sometimes they'll ask the audience to identify some of the Founders pictured in John Trumbull's famous painting (above) that hangs in the US Capitol Rotunda. Challenge yourself by seeing how many signers you can name!
Most people can recognize 1 or 2 but rarely does anyone name more. How crazy is that! There are 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence--men who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the cause of freedom--but today they are largely unknown!
Find out more about the signers of the Declaration, and their exciting and inspiring stories, by reading their biographies, whether from sites like Colonial Hall or from books like WallBuilders' reprint of the 1848 Lives of the Signers. (Also find out about their wives, including some inspiring stories of courage, in our reprint of the 1912 Wives of the Signers.)
Bought a side of beef after years of wanting to do so. It has not disappointed. I have not brought myself to use anything more than salt and pepper on steaks and burgers because the flavor of the meat itself is so good I don't want to distract from it. It is very reasonably priced for local grassfed beef. Ben worked with us to get the cuts we wanted, even though we ordered a bit late in the cycle. Taylor Jackson
Quote Worth Re-Quoting –
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana