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Happy July 4th!
Did you know that on July 4th, 1826, US patriots and former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within hours apart of each other?
At the age of 90, as the country celebrated Independence Day, Adams laid on his deathbed. His last words were that Jefferson still survives. Sadly, he was mistaken. Five hours later, Jefferson passes at his estate in Monticello at the age of 82.
At the age of 33, but with not the reputation or experience to match that of Adams and Franklin, Thomas Jefferson reluctantly took the responsibility to author the Declaration of Independence. He thought that Adams was a more fitting man. Yet, Adams was known a great orator but Jefferson was known as an excellent writer. So, 5 committee members selected him to author the article.
The thing that bugged Jefferson the most as he sat down to pen this historic document was the number of flies buzzing around, distracting him from this momentous task.
A Serious Decision The men who signed the Declaration of Independence essentially signed their own arrest and execution warrants. Imagine the stress that must have hung over these men, who knew they must succeed in the fight for Independence or face the deadly prospect of being drawn and quartered!
As you enjoy the July 4th festivities, please give thanks to the many freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in this country.
No Scheduled Matches This Weekend
As the .22 Steel falls on this Saturday, July 4th, there will be NO match. Have a wonderful Independence Day with family and friends.