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General President George Washingon’s Advice Dec. 31, 1776

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm

From Breitbart

Hall then recounted in dramatic fashion the critical events of December 31, 1776.

“This was, of course, the day when George Washington would try and persuade the Continental Army troops to stay on and fight, even though their enlistments were all up. So here are these war-weary troops who’ve been through and seen hell. And now they can all go home to be with their families—many of whom needed them financially.”

Washington assembled his men in formation beside the Delaware River.

From atop his horse, Washington told his veteran troops he would give them a $10 bonus if they stay on and fight—a sizable sum given that their typical pay was $6 a month.

Washington waited.  But no one stepped forward.

The dejected general then rose away on his horse, pondered his army’s plight, decided not to take no for an answer, and rode back before speaking these historic words:

“My brave fellows, you have done all I asked you to do, and more than could be reasonably expected, but your country is at stake, your wives, your houses, and all that you hold dear. You have worn yourselves out with fatigues and hardships, but we know not how to spare you. If you will consent to stay one month longer, you will render that service to the cause of liberty, and to your country, which you can probably never do under any other circumstances.”

One-by-one, soldiers begin stepping forward to answer the call of duty.

“You contrast that with today and it’s heartbreaking to see the lack of leadership and lack of character in decision-making that we see today,” said Hall. “But thank God we had it then.”

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