My Secret Message to You

My Secret Message to You

I have spent much time in 1777-1779. I’ve seen my father shot, had to do difficult things never thought possible. I’ve been in knife fights, gun battles, been beaten up and even met George Washington.

One year later, in the sequel, I delivered precious gun powder and faced Loyalist bandits, operated the first submarine ever invented (appropriately called The American Turtle), taken lives and participated in a daring rescue at the battle of Fort St. George.

In our American Revolutionary War Adventure series, you’ll discover what I went through as I lived these characters’ lives. You can’t spend time, even in your imagination, fighting in the American Revolution and not feel a greater and intense sense of patriotism. I love our nation and its founding principles even more now as a result of being in 1777.

Every day I walk by a school with the name George Washington on it and I go back to the Revolution and relive – even momentarily – my imaginary experiences, which are more than words on a page for me—they are real.

Norman Maclean in his book A River Runs Through It wrote, “I am haunted by waters.” I, however, am haunted by liberty, and more importantly, what it costs. The pain and conflict I lived was imaginary but yet so real for me. The opportunity to live a moral life, pursue one’s dreams and happiness, and do so in a free nation is a privilege. I am now so much more grateful for the men and women who died for our nation and who now protect us than ever before.

The freedoms we enjoy are the result of brave men and women who gave sacrificially of their lives to fight – many paid the ultimate sacrifice of their life – so we can be free. We truly live in the land of the free because of the brave. Today, pursue your happiness with an attitude of gratitude and live a life worthy of their sacrifice.

Live for God and country in service to others.

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