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What does Freedom mean to you.

Updated: Jul 1

LF Hill merchandising service will not be performing sets from July 3rd thru July 6th as we observe the July 4th Holiday and our independence.

We know that this is a busy time for our retailers, and we wish you and yours a prosperous, Happy, and Safe Independence Day. As we enjoy the time with our friends and families to go on picnics, watch Fireworks displays, or just spend quiet time at home, let us reflect on those who gave and continue to give all to preserve our freedoms and remember that for some, Freedom was not Free, and many paid a great price.

At the Founding of America, the founders, in the Declaration of Independence stated, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."2

When they signed it, they pledged the following in support of it. "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."2

Historian Howard Peckham compiled perhaps the best estimate as to how many Americans died in the American Revolution. Peckham estimates that 25,324 Americans died in the Revolutionary War, representing 0.9% of the total population of the time.1

When considering the American Revolution, it’s essential to remember the ultimate sacrifice of the patriots who fought for this nation.1

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” American patriot Nathan Hale said it on September 22, 1776, his last words before he was executed for spying on British troops.

At the battle of Harlem Heights, General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (1775-83), asked for a volunteer to enter the enemy’s lines to go on a spy mission. With no response from anyone, Hale stepped forward saying, “I will undertake it!”

Disguised as a Dutch schoolmaster, Nathan Hale set out on his mission on September 10. For a week he gathered information on the position of British troops but was captured while returning to the American side. Because of the documents Hale possessed, the British knew he was a spy. He was ordered to be executed the following day. That was when Hale, who gave his life for his country, said those famous words. 3

Let us pause to reflect on the cost of our freedoms that all too many take for granted each day. When you see a Vet, sincerely thank them for their service. These men and women knowingly and willingly lay down their lives and take an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Not the politicians, but the Constitution as written or legally amended. and if you don't know the difference, please contact us so we can explain to you why we do truly live in the greatest country in the world, and why you should be proud to be an American. That Includes Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and people from all nations who came to America legally and have worked, and fought alongside their fellow citizens to make her what she is today


1 By History in Charts / Published: November 4, 2020, | Last Updated: May 3, 2023 / American Revolution (1763-1783), Military

2 Encyclopedia Britannica Declaration-of-Independence

3 Illuminating Facts

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