Sunday, July 4, 2010

It’s the 4th of July, Happy Independence Day America

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Ah yes, the 4th of July, a day where we get to stay home and get paid for it (most people anyways), a day to grill some awesome burgers, juicy ribs and sizzling hotdogs. Yup, the 4th of July is a great day to find great bargains at the big stores that are making their employees work.

But…, the 4th of July is more than just a free day from work, a day to grill and shop for deals. The 4th of July is an important day to Americans, or at least it should be. The 4th of July is the day we fought back an alien invasion that came unannounced, quite and prepared but thanks to Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum we were able to get our Independence Day. Just kidding, the real story of the 4th of July or Independence Day, as it’s what this day means, is as follows:

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  • On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), approved the Declaration of Independence, severing the colonies' ties to the British Crown. Link
  • During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American 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. Wiki

While I’m not a big fan of Wiki, this particular piece describes in short the history of our Independence pretty well. This is a special day for Americans, a day that helped move this nation forward to the “Land of the Brave and the Home of the Free” nation we have today. While our history does have it’s dark moments, it was the will of the people of this nation to not only declare it’s independence from Britain but also to fight against all kinds of moral issues that plagued this nation as the decades went by such as slavery, child labor and women’s rights. Our dedication, hard work and sacrifices was seen by the world as they declared us the home of “The Leader of the Free World” and to this date the term is still used.

So stand up citizens of this nation, be proud to call yourself an American, never forget the sacrifice of those who fought to give us the documents that give us the freedoms we enjoy today and those who gave their lives to defend them (The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution & The Bill of Right). Fly that flag, show it with pride, for we are Americans and we are the Leaders of the Free World.


God bless the United States of America.

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