4th of July Reflections

So today is the day after America’s celebration of Independence.  I am wondering if people even know what that means anymore.  It seems that once you leave the 8th grade the 4th of July is just a day to BBQ, party and watch people blow stuff up.  This is what our freedom has become to us.  Now don’t get me wrong I love BBQ’in and backyard parties with explosives but it is sad to me that this is all that people think 4th of July is.  I ask just for us to remember all those who sacrificed or took a stand or helped this Nation grow in anyway.  Take time to remember the Indians whose land we stole from them.  Take time to remember why we divorced ourselves from those damn Brits.  Finally take time to tally up all  that you care for: all the places, things and people that make this land your home.

“During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.  After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.”(from wikipedia)

4th of July in American History

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