An excellent account for Americans to remember on the 4th of July:
They were land owners, men of wealth who were educated and had great stature in the community, but yet they risked everything for what they felt was the most fundamental right, Freedom!
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they?