“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” ~ Captain John Parker of the Lexington Militia on April 19, 1775
“I am so satisfied with the cause in which I have engaged that my only regret is that I have not more lives than one to offer in its service.” ~ Nathan Hale, 1776
“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. It cannot be expected that America would yield, without a magnanimous, persevering, and bloody struggle. … [I]t is more than probable that America is able to support its freedom, even by the force of arms, if she be not betrayed by her own sons.” ~ Alexander Hamilton, 1775
The U.S.S. Constitution Sails Again!