I chose St. David’s, for the 4th of July for a reason. Cheraw was one of Lord Cornwallis’ three points of defence in SC. St. David’s served as a hospital for both armies. The 71st Highlanders died in the service of the crown and buried within her hallowed ground. I want to speak of the duality of the American Revolution, as America’s “FIRST” civil war. You had families who were divided over the issues leaving England. Ben Franklin’s son was a loyalist and escaped to England. The revolution was not black and white as most history books will tell you. Today would be a great day to read about the revolution, to read beyond what you know. To learn that the war, was pretty much won in the south. If it were not for men like Marion and Sumter, Cornwallis would have marched north and ended the war earlier. Stop and think today what the revolution and freedom of our nation means. Consider all the women and men who have lost their lives in the service of our nation. The history of this period is rich with women and men who changed not only the political landscape but the social and economic landscape of the world.