Most Americans appreciative of our armed forces, police officers, and emergency responders know the phrase "Freedom isn't Free." However, let it never become a cliche, but rather an expression of deep gratitude and strong memory of so many heroes.
Nathan Hale (1755-1776) was a school teacher when the Revolutionary War broke out in April of 1775. After hearing about the seige of Boston, Hale and his five brothers (!!!) joined in on the fight for American independence.
|Nathan Hale spies on the British Forces|
Nathan Hale was twenty years old.
Hale was hanged on September 22, 1776. Before he was hanged, essentially as a Patriot who was giving his life for a newly born country, he made a short speech.
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
|Hale's Summary Execution|
Patriot's Prayer: Almighty God, may we as a nation be ever grateful for the men and women who have given - or are today giving - their lives to give us freedom.
Patriot's Promise: Greater love has no man than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. ~John 15:13
NOTE: All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).