The soul of the American Revolution was George Washington, but the spirit was Patrick Henry. We all know the greatness of our First President, but have you read the speech that set the tone of our struggle for Liberty from this other Virginian? Each year we honor those who have fallen in defense of our country. But do we fully appreciate the essence of what our bravest patriots fought and died to create? The words of Patrick Henry ring true today, just as they did during his life. Read the entire speech and tell me if the struggle is any different today? Patrick Henry spoke these words on March 23, 1775 and says more about America than all the writing of those of us who revere the purpose of our vision as a Nation.
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