It is very personal to many people. The fourth of July is called independence day. History shows it is when we declared our independence from England back in 1776.
Looking back on what our founding fathers did with the Declaration of Independence you can not help but be impressed. They stood up to possibly the worlds greatest power at the time. The people who put their names on the Declaration of Independence were putting themselves in harms way for a better way of life.
The magnitude of the sacrifice the signers made at the time can not be explained. This was a truly remarkable bunch. Some were captured and tortured to death by the British, some had their children captured and tortured. Some ran for the remainder of their lives in an attempt to keep from being captured and tortured. Their lives were affected in horrible ways. Horrible ways they knew would happen if they put their name on the Declaration of Independence! This did not stop them from challenging the norm.
The Declaration was a bold statement few men today would sign. We owe the founding fathers a debt a of gratitude and the very least we can do is honor them on this day.
Spend this day reflecting upon your families and America. This is a time to celebrate the past and look forward to the future.
We will overcome whatever obstacles lay before us as a nation!
For no matter where you think our country is heading, we still have the greatest government in the world, for that we owe the founding fathers one day to celebrate.