Recently, I was having a conversation with a well-known tattoo artist. Our discussion turned to different displays of American flags and patriotism. He gave me a history lesson that I was not aware of, but felt I should had known about the “3 percent.”

For those of you, like me, who didn’t know, there’s a claim that only 3 percent of the American colonists took up arms against the Kingdom of Great Britain during the American Revolution. It was the bravery of those 3 percent that led to our independence.

David Tempera: davidtepera@yahoo.com.

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David Schuler

Very well stated. In my experience, those in the instantly recognizable 3% can be male or female, white or of color. Race doesn't matter, Sex doesn't matter. Energy, compassion, persistence and a focus on positive results (NOT just intentions) are what make the difference. Sorry for the loss of your son, and a sincere thanks for his service.

David Tepera

Thank you sir

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