Any of us old timers remember Paul Harvey. His syndicated radio show was a real inspiration for his loyal listeners. And it's a real joy to listen to recordings of his many shows and speeches he gave. Some of you may remember his So God made a farmer speech which was later used as part of a ad campaign by Dodge for their Ram trucks. It's stirring to listen to it.
I was listening to his stories about what some famous people went thru as youngsters leading up to what they did with their lives. I stumbled on this and was glued to my chair for the time the story took to run its course. I'm not embarrassed to admit Harvey could dig out back ground stories and little known tidbits of facts that would have me wondering, How the hell did he find that out? Magician's secrets I guess.
Any way I had the question of how a person could thank some one that had served in the military asked of me. I don't need thanks for doing what I did. In comparison to what the founding fathers did and what they sacrificed, I did nothing but my obligation as an American citizen. I donated a little of my time and sweat. I came home wiser, a little worse for wear, and thankful I had gotten out alive. But our founding fathers gave everything they had. Their fortunes, their families, and their lives to give birth to an ideal they held so dear that it was worth the sacrifice. Liberty...
Watch this video and learn a little something about those that signed The Declaration of Independence. The ones that gave all they had to give.