Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence.
On July 4, 1776, after months of heated debate, representatives of the Continental Congress voted unanimously that “these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States.”
Thirteen colonies voted to become something new: the United States of America. All they had to do was to win their independence from a government that would consider them traitors.
Fifty-six men bravely affixed their signatures to the Declaration of Independence. What sort of men were they? And what became of them?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists, 11 were merchants, nine were farmers or plantation owners. They were well-educated men of means. All of them had a great deal to lose when they voted to defy what was then the most powerful nation on Earth.
One of the signers was . . .
Read more by Chip Wood at theNewAmerican.com
because we value our Independence FROM Government NOT Dependence on the government.” -Governor Scott Walker
The Republican Party of Milwaukee County will host a booth for the 5th year at the Milwaukee Juneteenth Festival on Monday, June 19th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. We will be sharing our positive message of individual freedom and hope along with candy, DVDs and a drawing for a Power Washer. Come join us.
We are 2 blocks north of Center on MLK Drive. By the old Ponderosa on the east side of the road.
History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.
As Republicans we proudly celebrate the freedom Juneteenth represents.
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.
Read more at “The History Of Flag Day” at http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html
We honor the sacrifice of those who died for this country.
To those who served: American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen,
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
by Abraham Lincoln (R-IL), 16th President of the United States
May the miracle of Passover live on in your heart forever.