Sunday, November 14, 2010

SCENIC SUNDAYS: Honoring the Father of Our Country

photo credit: Holly Tompkins, my niece

This week our country celebrated Veteran's Day, a day to honor all of those who have fought to hand freedom to those that came behind them.

I want to go back quite a long way to honor the man who humbly answered the call and became the leader of the Continental Army, George Washington.

He is the reason those soldiers stuck to it in the snow with their bare feet....along with God's help, the only One General Washington could appeal to...because Congress wasn't listening to his pleas for help and supplies for the men. They turned a deaf ear to the very people that would fight to the death to buy them their freedom.

General Washington had wisdom and foresight, knew how to pray--all one needs to do to be reminded of that is to read some of his quotes, written in some of the most daunting circumstances, ones that would make an unbeliever cringe, turn tail and run.

He stood tall and strong, resolute, ready to die for this cause.
And, we have freedom.
It sounds so simple, but it cost so much.

"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.


Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh man, you should hear my Chickens prattle on about George Washington. Amélie, officially not even 3 can spot him anywhere. They think he is great!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

PS: 44 eggs in 7 days!!!!! Don't mention it on my blog though - still trying to keep it a secret from the neighborhood.

mary your sis said...

We have so much to be thankful for. Wise and wonderful founding fathers who persevered in the face of hardships and such adversity! It's amazing to learn about George Washigton, a true and humble leader. Looking at todays leaders' it's obvious that many of them see themselves as RULERS and not humble servants who lead...