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Honoring American independence

By Summer Lane

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Nearly 250 years ago, 56 brave men pledges their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to declare America’s independence from the tyrannical power of the British crown. In that moment, the American experiment was birthed. A bloody eight year Revolutionary War nearly wiped out the Continental Army and the colonists on numerous occasions – but God’s hand was over our people. There is no other explanation for the inexplicable near-escapes and impossible victories experienced by those early freedom fighters.

This Independence Day, the nation is in turmoil. We are facing a potential world war, thanks to the ongoing and unfettered crisis in Eastern Europe. China is more aggressive than ever before. Our domestic federal government is increasingly working to implement policies that are antithetical to the Christian foundation of the nation’s bedrock. It can seem hopeless, but remember this: patriots never give up!

When you are celebrating America’s independence this week, remember to look to the heavens and thank God for the unparalleled liberties and constitutional rights that He has blessed us with. And, above all else, remember that freedom is not free, and that it is always worth fighting for.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Henry, 1775


Hero Cards

Introduce your children to the bravest heroes that America has ever seen with Hero Cards, an incredible new venture that teaches kids and adults alike about our country’s fallen warriors. Co-founder Craig DuMez explains how you can sign up to receive monthly 12-pack bundles of their collectible cards, which tell the stories of the brave men and women who put on a uniform and laid down their lives for our freedoms. The heroes featured include lost service members from the Revolutionary War to the present-day. Part of the intent behind designing these cards, Craig shares, is to reach the youth of America and instill in them a respect and love for our American heroes.

Truckin’ 4 Troops

Scott Mallary has a special mission: helping American military service members and their families however he can. He founded Truckin 4 Troops, which helps thousands of veterans and their families get the help they need after returning from their dangerous and often damaging missions. Scott explains how he kick-started his organization and why it’s important to keep serving America’s most selfless heroes. “They gave everything,” he shares. “I felt like I had to do the same.” Truckin 4 Troops helps service members deal with the difficulties of the VA, and they also aid them in adapting to their post-military lives, sometimes with difficult and life-altering injuries like limb loss. 

Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of 30 books, including the hit Collapse Series and Resurrection Series. She is an experienced journalist and columnist who reports on news within the U.S. and abroad. She is the Associate Editor for Right Side Broadcasting Network. Additionally, she analyzes politics and policies on The Write Revolution.

Summer is also a mom and wife who enjoys rural country living, herding cats, and gardening. She is passionate about writing on women’s issues, parenting, and politics from a theologically-grounded perspective that points readers to the good news of the gospel.

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