Tomorrow, all of America will celebrate Independence Day! Hot dogs, fireworks, corn on the cob, family picnics, and parties will fill our day as we remember what happened 241 years ago. In 1776, America declared freedom from Britain when the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This historical document was written by Thomas Jefferson and is the foundation of our country. The quote above was taken from the 2nd paragraph of the document.
I have included this snippet from the document in honor of the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence even though their signature would have put them under persecution for rebelling against King George III.
I’m very grateful for all of those who fought for my freedom during the American Revolution and also in the years leading all the way up to today. Sometimes, I think I take my freedom for granted, and don’t realize how much of a privilege it is to be free. This Fourth of July, I want to remember how much loss was endured for my gain and to use my freedom in the best way possible!
If you live in America, how are you celebrating July Fourth!