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Patrick Henry Burial Site Red Hill National Monument

Today we visited  Patrick Henry’s Burial Site at Red Hill National Monument.  Patrick Henry was a big player from Virginia in the founding and forming of this nation.  We stopped by Brookneal, VA to visit Mr. Henry’s site.

Patrick Henry the Orator of the American Revolution

He was active on both the state and national level but is most known for his famous and moving quotes and speeches.  You may recognize a few of them:

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.

Enjoy the short video of our trip to Red Hill National Monument, and paying our respects to his memory.  

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George Read Signer of the Declaration of Independence

George Read Signed three of our nations founding documentsGeorge Read was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Lawyer, Politician, and delegate to the Continental Congress from the State of Delaware.

He also signed the Constitutional Association, (the document created by the Stamp Act Congress), and the US Constitution, one the few who signed multiple “Founding” documents. 

George Read Voted No!

George Read voted NO on the vote for “Independence” on June 2, 1776, but changed his mind and signed the document, I believe on August 2, 1776

NOTE:  Being one of the first sites I visited,  my picture and video are pretty lame.  I will revisit George Reads Memorial when I head back up north.  Until then please enjoy the videos and pictures I did take. Continue Reading →