Author Topic: Happy USA Independence Day weekend to all.  (Read 519 times)

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Offline BikePacker

Happy USA Independence Day weekend to all.
« on: July 02, 2021, 07:23:23 am »
Glad to have the independence, freedom and safety to be able to cycle all about our country
and meet other Americans coast to coast. 
Happy "4th" wishes to all.

Offline Tandem Tom

Re: Happy USA Independence Day weekend to all.
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2021, 07:58:06 am »
Yes !!!

Offline John Nettles

Re: Happy USA Independence Day weekend to all.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2021, 09:45:21 am »
Likewise

Offline blusky.a88

Re: Happy USA Independence Day weekend to all.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2021, 01:41:52 pm »
Happy "4th" wishes to all.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Happy USA Independence Day weekend to all.
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2021, 12:11:35 am »
I had an ancestor who was a volunteer in the militia in New York. He captured Major John Andre who was carrying information sent from General Benedict Arnold to British forces. General Arnold was the commanding officer of the military center in West Point. It was treason. Andre tried to bribe. It did not work. This ancestor turned him in to the military authorities. Arnold had sent information about West Point the British were to use to defeat the continental army. If that message had reached its intended destination the outcome of the American revolution would have been very different from what it was. They hanged Andre in New York. General Arnold escaped to the British, thus he was a turn coat. As for the ancestor, he became famous. He got a pension of $200.00 a month. In those days that was a very big reward. They named a county after him. Is there a lesson here? Yes there is. One man can make a big difference.