As we celebrate the Fourth, remember how we got here

Today is an important day for our country. It was on this day in 1776 the colonies officially declared their independence from England. As we remember that event today, people across the country will celebrate in various ways. There will be parades, BBQs and fireworks displays. Some of us will gather with friends and family while others will brave the shopping malls and movie theaters. No matter how you celebrate, take a moment to remember the sacrifices those brave men and women made so long ago for our benefit and remember the sacrifices still being made on our behalf by the members of our military and their families.

If you have a chance, take a few minutes to read the document that is the very foundation our nation, the Declaration of Independence. Then read the Bill of Rights. I don’t know about everyone else, but I am very thankful to have these as the base of our government. Sure, there have been attacks on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights in particular. It is up to each of us to decide how to respond to the politicians and others who would limit our rights. But that is for another post.

I’ll leave you with a couple of clips¬†from 1776.



  1. Well said.

    I just got the chance to see 1776 for the first time today. (Turner Classic Movies was running a patriotic marathon) While I found parts of it silly, over all, it is good movie.

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