For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.
From The Declaration of Arbroath 1320.
On this date in the year 1320 these words were addressed in Latin to Pope XXII from the people of Scotland. In essence it was Scotlands Declaration of Independence. Many of the words and thoughts of the rest of the declaration found their way into our own Declaration of Independence...
Several years ago, the Congress of the US declared April 6 National Tartan Day in honor of the Scots who declared their independence today.
The words above were shared with me and other family and friends by my grandfather today in his weekly email(his own "Blog"...if you will). Since my heritage is Scottish on both sides I will share this with any of you who may be Scot and all of us who honor our Freedom!