Please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm’s way around the world, and for their families, especially those of our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, who have died in defense of American liberty while prosecuting the war with Jihadistan.
THE ABOVE PRAYER IS APPROPRIATE ON THIS ANNIVERSARY OF OUR BELOVED COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE.
It is a day that most people will spend barbecuing, enjoying a day off from their jobs, but few will reflect upon those who gave their lives to establish a country that was independent of the "mother country", England.
In the United States, Independence Day (commonly known as the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
An estimated 25,000 American Revolutionaries died during active military service. About 8,000 of these deaths were in battle; the other 17,000 deaths were from disease, including about 8,000 - 12,000 who died while prisoners of war, most in rotting prison ships in New York. The number of Revolutionaries seriously wounded or disabled by the war has been estimated from 8,500 to 25,000. The total American military loses were most probably in the area of 50,000!
The British surrendered at Yorktown in 1781, but it wasn't until the Treaty of Paris in 1783, that the Revolutionary war was officially over. The Treaty of Paris, was signed on September 3, 1783, and approved by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784, formally ended the American Revolutionary War between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States of America, which had rebelled against British rule starting in 1775.
TODAY AS WE ALL ENJOY A DAY OF REST AND PLEASURE, LET US REMEMBER ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES SINCE 1776 TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY FREE! GOD BLESS THEM AND REWARD THEM FOR THEIR SACRIFICE!