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Charles Carroll of Carrollton, was the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence. He was the wealthiest
man in America at the time he signed, and in doing so he risked his own fortune and life for others. He descended as
a Prince of Ely from Prince Anthony O'Carroll of Lisheenboy, Ireland. His crest bears the words "Bent but not Broken" to represent
leaving the Royal lines in Ireland and moving to the colonies. Charles Carroll wrote many articles as the "FIRST CITIZEN"
of the newly formed America. His fight for freedom rights for all of mankind lives on in his children's children. This
sight is dedicated to awarding
"CHARLES CARROLL FIRST CITIZEN AND EVERYDAY HERO AWARDS to worthy individuals in America who do special things for thier
community welfare, to individuals who risk thier lives for others, to individuals who give the utlitmate gift of "thier life"
so that others might live.
The awards are by nomination from persons who know of these individuals of great character, integrity and
heroism. Worthy nominees recieve certificates of Heroism, First Citizen awards and trophies for first place categories for
The people nominated will be chosen to be in the up and coming book. " CHARLES CARROLL, SIGNOR, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
"FIRST CITIZEN "AND EVERYDAY HERO AWARDS. "
You can nominate someone by sending thier story of community citizenship beyond call, thier story of heroism, which may
include 2 pictures. The story must be 1000 or less words. The pictures will not be returned, so be sure to keep
your originals for your further use.
By sending the story for selection you are granting copyright for publications in the above book.
Nominees can be from any time in American History from past to present. Deceased nominees next of kin will recieve the
award certificates. All others will be sent to the First Citizen or Hero personally. So, be sure to include your name, contact
info, address and the nominees, as well as thier age, educational status, occupation if available.
This is the first of a kind for recognition for People who have contributed to American culture and society in special
and endearing ways. Don't miss your chance to nominate someone you know of. All states are included in the book and
will be seperated by towns. You may nominate more than one and there is no charge for doing so.
LADY MARY ROBBIN O'CARROLL KING LYON BOWER. FOUNDER OF CHARLES CARROLL FIRST CITIZEN INSTITUTE
CHARLES CARROLL "FIRST CITIZEN" AND EVERYDAY HERO AWARDS GO TO
THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENTS:
JEREMIAH YOUMANS, Springfield, Mo. "First
Citizen "Award for his 911 poster, and the sharing with the Nation.
We have given the award of Charles Carroll "First Citizen" and Everyday Hero Awards to
the following people. If you have someone you would like to nominate please email us with the story.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, New Orleans, for thier program efforts to rebuilt homes for victims of Katrina
through the MAKE IT RIGHT Organization
Jesse Pollard, age 21,Springfield, Mo. Soldier, killed in Iraq, gave his life for other Americans
Mary Krause, Rolla, Mo. , for the safekeeping and return of the CARROLL FAMILY BIBLE 1562,1862
returned August 18th, 2007
British Soccer Player, David Beckham, a star who extended his stardom
to appeal for the return of the kidnapped child, 3 year old, Madeline McCann.
"STACK, RYAN CLARK, deceased, of Martinez, Georgia, a senior with
three majors and a 4.0, who gave the ultimate gift of his life trying to save Emily Hilscher, 19 in Ambler Johnson Hall. A
young man who will be missed by many including those at the camp where he dedicated his music love and talent.
LIBRESCU, deceased, a Holocaust survivor and Professor at Virgina Tech who gave the ultimate gift of his life to save
others by holding a door closed so students could jump out the window to safety. A Father, a friend to his students and a
"Jewish man who survived the odds of the Holocaust and later in life still knew the greatest love, giving his life for his
MONTEL WILLIAMS, Montel William Show, in his constant concern and
exposure of women and children of abuse, battering and bullying in schools.
Adrianne Sgarlta, Miss Virginia 2006, in her work with anti-bullying
for children in schools.
OPRAH WINFREY, for her constant and continous work as a First Citizen
and Everyday Hero, to people in the United States and around the world, and for her establishment of her new girls school
AL GORE, VP, for his enduring work to expose to world the horrors
of Global Warming and the outcome of a apathetic attitude toward the issues.
Actress ELIZABETH TAYLOR, for her constant support and awareness
of the AIDS CRISIS.
PRINCESS DIANA, for her work, and love for children victims
of Aids around the world.
PRINCES, HARRY AND WILLIAM, for the continuing of the work of thier
Mother with children victims of Aids and Starvation around the world.
WILLIE NELSON, COUNTRY ARTIST, for his efforts year after year to
raise money through FARM AID CONCERTS forthe farmers across America.
ERIN BROCKOVICH, PARALEGAL, who worked tirelessly to exposure the
chemical dangers and toxic mold hazards of victims in California.
Catherine Wehage and Dallas Jessup, Vancouver, Washington, 15 year
old girls who wrote and performed in the movie, "Just Yell Fire!" to teach young girls how to protect themselves in case of
Michelle Renee, and daughter Bree, Calif. for founding The Violent
Trauma Awareness Project & VOW Foundation for victims of traumatic crimes, and or continuing work in legislation
for victims of traumatic crims, for thier work with PST patients of violent crime., and her book, HELD HOSTAGE.
Lady Mary Carroll-Bower, Founder
Charles Carroll "First
Citizen" and Everyday Hero Awards
Founding Father, Charles Carroll's Address to the Nation
I wanted to share with you the address that my 7th Great Uncle Charles Carroll of Carrollton
made to the Nations regarding his being the last living survivor who signed the Declaration of Independence. I often get tears
when I read it, as well as tears when I read his obituary and the letter about him from Daniel Webster in his Address to Congress.
I will post those at another time, for now... you must understand my family sacrificed a lot for our freedom and Charles Carroll
states it clearly what his desires for the Nation were....
Charles Carroll's Address
on the Declaration of Independence
"Grateful to almighty God for the blessing which, through Jesus Christ our Lord, he has
conferred upon my beloved country, in her emancipation, and upon myself, in permitting me, under circumstances of mercy, to
live to the age of 89 years and to survive the fiftieth year of American Independence and certifying by my present signiture
my approbation of the Declaration of Independence adopted by Congress on the fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord,
one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, which I originally subscribed on the second day of August of the same year, and
of which I am now the last surviving signor -
I do hereby recommend to the present and future generations the principles of that important
document as the best earthly inheritance their ancestors could bequeath to them, and pray that the civil and religious liberties
they have secured to my country may be perpetuated to the remotest posterity and extended tothe whole family of man."
Charles Carroll, of Carrollton
Baltimore, August 2, 1826