Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July – A Memorable Day

A Memorable Day

The Fourth of July is a day to shoot off fireworks, have picnics, and go to the park. It is also a day to wave the American flag, sing the National Anthem and salute proudly.

But, let us not forget, it is the day to remember July 4, 1776 when fifty-five members of Congress unanimously signed the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of America.

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the
political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident: 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.” 
Declaration of Independence

Now, have a great Fourth of July!

By Lois Jamieson

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