AMERICAN PATRIOTS HALL OF FAME.
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AMERICAN PATRIOTS HALL OF

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2001 INDUCTEES:


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SAMUEL ADAMS: One of the "Sons

of Liberty" and the "Father of The American

Revolution." He lead The Boston Tea Party

and was part of the First

Continental Congress.

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JOHN ADAMS: Cousin of Samuel Adams, and
a strong promoter of American Independence
during the Meetings of the Second
Continental Congress in 1776. He later went on
to be America's First Vice President and later,
America's 2nd President.

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PATRICK HENRY: Prior to The American

Revolution, his famous speech before Congress

ended with his Famous Quote: "I do not know

what course other men will take; but as for me,

"Give me liberty, or give me death!"

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THOMAS JEFFERSON: Writer of the Declaration

of Independence, and 3rd President of

The United States of America.

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PAUL REVERE: One of the Sons of Liberty

who was famous for his "Midnight Ride"

on the eve of the beginning of

The Revolutionary War--"The Shot Heard

'Round the World."

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GEORGE WASHINGTON: Was the Commander

and Chief of the American Army ("Minute Men")

during the American Revolution, the First U.S.

President, and "The Father of Our Country."

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2002 INDUCTEES:


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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Was a Famous Patriot,

Inventor, Scientist, Statesman, Journalist,

and a Signer of The Declaration of Independence.

He was the Oldest Member of the Second

Continental Congress in 1776.

He was one of the most, if not THE most

Famous American who ever lived.

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NATHAN HALE: Patriot who at the

time of his execution uttered the famous quote:

"I regret, but that I only have one life to

give for my Country."

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JOHN HANCOCK: He was one of

the "Sons of Liberty" and the first person

to Sign The Declaration of

Independence.

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JOHN PAUL JONES: Was the Brave

Naval Officer in The American Revolution

who in the heat of battle said

"I have only just begun to fight."

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FRANCIS MARION: He was known as

"The Swamp Fox." He and His Army took on the

Redcoats and Tories by using the "Element of

Surprise" and hiding out in the Swamps

in the Southern Colonies.

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2003 INDUCTEES:


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GEORGE ROGERS CLARK: Great Revolutionary

War General who fought for American

Independence on America's Frontier.

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CRISPUS ATTUCKS: He was an

African-American Patriot, and the first casualty

of the American Revolution. He died in

The Boston Massacre in 1770.

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THOMAS PAINE: An American Patriot

who wrote Common Sense which inspired

The American Revolution. The money he made

with his writings he gave to The

American Revolution Cause.

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FRANCIS SCOTT KEY: American Patriot who

wrote The Star Spangled Banner

at the Battle of Fort McHenry,

during the War of 1812.

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JOSHUA LAWRENCE CHAMBERLAIN: As a

Colonal, he and his flank gallantly

and bravely defended Little Round Top

during the Battle of Gettysburg (Civil War).

For his subperb defense tactics,

he received the Congressional

Medal of Honor, and was later promoted

to Major General.

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2004 INDUCTEES:


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RICHARD HARRY LEE: Virginia Delegate to the
2nd Continental Congress who
who made the proposal for
American Independence in 1776.

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SAM HOUSTON: He was the Governor of
Tennessee, and later, the
Liberator of Texas. He organized
a Texan Army which defeated
Santa Anna, and earned Independence
for Texas, from Mexico.

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JAMES OTIS: Was the "First Patriot"
prior to The American Revolution. He spoke out
against the Brittish
Writs of Assistance in 1761.
He also proposed the formation
of the Stamp Act Congress and participated in it. He
published the concept:
"Taxation Without Representation
is unconstitutional."

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JOHN WITHERSPOON: He was the only
ordained minister to sign the
Declaration of Independence on
July 4th, 1776.

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ALVIN YORK: He was the Most Decorated
War Hero and a Congressional
Medal of Honor Recipient
during World War I.

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2005 INDUCTEES:


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JOSIAH BARTLETT, M.D: American Physician,
who was the New Hampshire Delegate
to The Second Continental Congress, and
a Signer of the Declaration of
Independence in 1776.

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GEN. NATHANIEL GREENE: Was a Major
General of the Patriot Army during the
American Revolution. Next to George Washington,
he was the highest ranking officer of
The Continental Army, and one of the
most respected and trusted Generals during
the War for Independence.

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CAPTAIN ISAAC HULL: Captain of the
USS Constitution during the War of 1812.
During the heat of battle, enemy cannonballs
bounced of the side of the ship, and the
USS Constitution was dubbed the nickname
"Old Ironsides."

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AUDIE MURPHY: Was a Congressional Medal
of Honor Recipient, and the Most Decorated
Hero of World War II
. After the war,
he became a movie star.

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JACOB WILSON PARROT: American Civil
War Hero, who was the first War Hero
to ever receive The Congressional Medal
of Honor.

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2006 INDUCTEES:


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LT. THOMAS CUSTER: He should not be confused with
George Armstrong Custer of The Little
Bighorn. Thomas Custer was a Civil War Officer
who is the only man in American History
to receive TWO Congressional Medal of
Honor.

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CEASAR RODNEY: He was a Delaware Delegate
to The Second Continental
Congress, and a leading Patriot for Freedom
and Independence. His services were put
on hold as he had cancer, so left
congress and went to die, at least
he thought he was going too.
When he received news that Delaware
was devided on the issue of
American Independence, he rose
from his death bed and traveled through harsh
weather back to Philadelphia, and
to the Second Contitnental Congress, where he casted his vote
in favor of American Independence.
Rodney actually lived for another 8 years
after that historic day.He signed the Declaration of Independence.

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EDWARD RUTLEDGE: He was a South Carolina
Delegate to The Second Continental Congress,
and the youngest person to sign
The Declaration of Independence.

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MARY EDWARDS WALKER, M.D: This 19th Century
Doctor treated may wounded soldiers
during The Civil War. She is
the only woman to ever be awarded The
Congressional Medal of Honor.

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JAMES WILSON: As The Colony of Pennsylvania
was devided on the Issue of American
Independence, James Wilson casted the vote
which enabled Pennsylvania to vote Yes for
Independence. He was one of the Signers
of The Declaration of Indepencence.

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2007 INDUCTEES:



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CLARA BARTON: Head of The Nursing Core during
The American Civil War, and the Founder of
The American Red Cross.

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SAMUEL CHASE: Head Delegate for the Colony
of Maryland in the Second Continental Congress,
and signer of the Declaration of
Independence.

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DR. LYMAN HALL: Head Delegate for the Colony
of Georgia in the Second Continental Congress,
and signer of the Declaration of
Independence.

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STEPHEN HOPKINS: Head Delegate for the Colony of Rhode
Island in the Second Continental Congress,
and signer of the Declaration of
Independence. He was also one of America's
earliest abolitionists.

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JESSICA DAWN LYNCH: A 19 year old woman in the U.S.
Army who was a POW in Iraq. She
was resucued on April 1, 2003.
Lynch was awarded a Bronze Star, Purple
Heart, and a POW Medal. Her story is one of the most
popular stories to come out of the War in Iraq,
and inspired the hit TV Movie: "Saving Jessica
Lynch."

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BETSY ROSS: Her sewing skills produced "Old
Glory" for the very first time.


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