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My friends we are living in a generation that has forgotten what this country was founded upon and the price it has cost throughout history to keep this country free.

We have forgotten that 231 years ago the landscape of the world was changed, both politically and physically. Of those day’s Thomas Pain said:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; ‘tis dearness only that gives everything its value.’ Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated …”

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