When we remember the heroic men and women who were responsible for the founding of this great country, we sometimes forget the many sacrifices they made.
George Washington, the father of our country, wanted nothing more than to retire with his dear Martha to their beloved Mount Vernon after winning the war with Britain. Yet he set aside his desires and answered the call of his country.
Benjamin Franklin who was elderly and ill, often needed assistance to attend the Constitutional Convention, but he sacrificed comfort and convenience, and his wisdom was vital in shaping "a more perfect union."
James Madison, often called the "Father of the Constitution," was a wealthy plantation owner, but his estate was poorly managed in his absence and he worried continually about financial matters.
Yet Madison, like so many others, paid the price to be true. He studied and prepared himself to do the immense work that was part of being one of the primary architects of the Constitution, and his diligent and determined efforts continue to bless our lives today.
The video below, "A More Perfect Union," is a powerful portrayal of the events surrounding the birth of the United States Constitution. Beginning with James Madison studying and writing at his desk, this inspiring movie follows Madison as he shepherds the creation and ratification of the Constitution.
Please watch "A More Perfect Union" and reflect on how you can help preserve the Constitution, then share it with your family and friends. We live at a time when the Constitution is hanging by a thread. We need to be as diligent and courageous in restoring it as our Founding Fathers were in its creation, so we can share the great legacy of liberty with the generations who will follow us.