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October 29, 1775
« on: November 02, 2010, 12:20:58 AM »
Last week of October, 1941 - The aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet is commissioned. She was a sister ship of the Yorktown and Enterprise. The carrier Yorktown was lost. The bigger carrier Lexington was lost. The carrier Saratoga was twice torpedoed by submarines, but was never towed.

October 26th, 1942 - The U.S.S. Hornet is lost while battling for the Santa Cruz Islands.

There were some Americans that didn't need a Declaration before they got off the couch to better their lot, and that of humanity surrounding them:
October 29th, 1775, Portsmouth New Hampshire
"I have taken a number of ships, and moored them above, with a great quantity of combustible matter in them, and shall tomorrow have them chained together; and in case the boom should give way, set those vessels in flames.

I am extremely thankful for the riflemen sent to our assistance; it has indeed filled our people with gratitude."
Letter from General Sullivan to General Washington regarding the defence of Portsmouth
Provincial papers
Documents And Records relating to the Province of New Hampshire
From 1764 To 1776
Published by Authority of the Legislature of New Hampshire

"What adds still more to the historic interest and value of this volume, is, that it contains many particulars never before published, respecting the Bunker Hill battle, in which the regiments commanded by Colonel John Stark and Colonel James Reed took a conspicuous part."

See how much easier we have it?
All Souls Day, November 2nd, 2010. Commemorate those who have died.
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'Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils.'

'Yonder are the Hessians. They were bought for seven pounds and tenpence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it. Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!'
-- John Stark
"the Enimy Brought almost their whole force against us, together with 8 Peices of Artillery. But we who had Something more at stake than six Pence P per day kept our ground til Night, Closed the scene, & then Both Parties Retire'd."
"it was a Debt that they & Every one owe their Country."
Dearborn