Happy July 4th!

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
Here in the United States we celebrate the nation’s birthday each year on July 4th. It was on July 4, 1776 that the “colonies” declared independence from England. This act was extremely caring and revolutionary. The men who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor were committing treason. They also were launching a movement of self-determination that is still rumbling around the world to this day. Their act led to the Revolutionary War, and to a greater or lesser extent to the French Revolution to follow and to every revolution since when men sought to throw off the rule of another. It also was the real beginning of a new nation.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

What kind of men were they?
Twenty‑four were lawyers and jurists.  Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated.  But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Many of these men lost a great deal. Some lost their homes, their property and even their lives. Some lost family members. Some were forced into poverty. Some were held as prisoners of war by the British. 
They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War.  We didn’t fight just the British.

We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government! Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots.  There is more to the Fourth of July than beer, picnics, and baseball games. 

Wishing you success and prosperity, 

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.