To all my American friends, happy Independence Day. Though a Canadian, I have spend the last few years researching and submerging myself in your Revolutionary War and have come to appreciate the people who sacrificed so much for basic freedoms, who laid the bedrock for the government that many other countries have since adopted.
It has been a wonderful journey to place the character’s in my stories in the paths of real heroes like Francis Marion, Nicholas Herkimer, Colonel Gansevoort, and others. They have come to life and then risked death in battles like Oriskany and Yorktown to name the two most notable.
Don’t take your freedoms for granted. Continue the fight to keep them.