Dr. Jon Sheldahl, Chief Administrator
Perhaps no one in our great national history is more quotable than Benjamin Franklin, who stated prior to signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately”. This statement was made during what is arguably the most politically uncertain time in our nation’s history. No one knew if the signers of that document would go down in history as great statesmen or be hung as traitors. It was a time when unprecedented uncertainty led to unprecedented levels of purpose, unity, and courage.
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