Excerpt from Rush Limbaugh Jr. speech...
"Thomas Nelson, signer of Virginia, was at the front in command of the Virginia military forces. With British General Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, fire from 70 heavy American guns began to destroy Yorktown piece by piece. Lord Cornwallis and his staff moved their headquarters into Nelson's palatial home. While American cannonballs were making a shambles of the town, the house of Governor Nelson remained untouched. Nelson turned in rage to the American gunners and asked, "Why do you spare my home?" They replied, "Sir, out of respect to you." Nelson cried,, "Give me the cannon!" and fired on his magnificent home himself, smashing it to bits. But Nelson's sacrifice was not quite over. He had raised $2 million for the Revolutionary cause by pledging his own estates. When the loans came due, a newer peacetime Congress refused to honor them, and Nelson's property was forfeited. He was never reimbursed. He died, impoverished, a few years later at the age of 50.
There were many great sacrifices for our countries freedom. We should not take freedom lightly. John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." As men have layed their life down for our freedom, Christ has layed down His life for our freedom from the bondage of sin. Oh, how great is our God who sent His only begotton Son to die that we might free!
Take a minute and read Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance.