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‘In God is Our Trust’

June 10, 2010
Mark Alexander

“Let us then … under God, trust our cause to our swords.” — Samuel Adams

In advance of the anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, allow me to suggest another date that should be observed with equal reverence by all Patriots.

At the dawn of the American Revolution, on the first Patriots’ Day (April 19, 1775), armed citizens formed colonial militias that constituted the frontline of our nation’s defense.

However, with hostilities mounting, on June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of some 27,000 colonial riflemen to defend the new nation, establishing the American Continental Army and, a day later, appointed George Washington as its commander in chief.

The story continues …..

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