Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

Amidst all the barbecues, hot dogs, beer, fireworks, and frivolity, take a moment to reflect on the what we are celebrating... the independence of this nation.  This nation, while not perfect, allows a person freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and several others as outlined in the Bill of Rights.  The Declaration of Independence signed 236 years ago by a group of brave men believed that all "men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
So enjoy your day with friends and family but never forget what we are celebrating.  Happy Independence Day!