For the past few nights, I have been glued to the History channel, watching Sons of Liberty. This three part mini-series tells the story of our founding fathers coming together, fighting British rule, and creating the Declaration of Independence. Even though, I knew the outcome of these events and the Revolutionary War, I sat there in suspense as the years 1775-1776 played out on the t.v. screen.
Early American history has always been a favorite of mine. What caught my eye about this mini-series was that Sam Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, and Paul Revere all knew their actions could cost them their lives, but yet, they believed so strongly in a cause, these men risked it all.
Have you ever believed so strongly in a cause, you were willing to risk it all? Not many of us probably have. Those men saw the advantages of creating a new nation and the advantages for generations to come. Think about some of the causes you are passionate about. How would fighting for those causes make it better for generations to come?
Country singer Dierks Bentley’s ‘Home’ describes just how America was born and the bravery our founding fathers and the colonists had to “chase that dream across the sea…sign their names for something they believed”…and go to war.
239 years later, this is still the place we all call home. In 2254, 239 years from today, will you be remembered for fighting for a cause?