Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Independence Day

233 Years ago today, our nations founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
Following is an excerpt from the beginning of this important document...
Some of the phrases that jump off the page for me are:
  • Endowed by their Creator
  • All men are created equal
  • Unalienable Rights
  • Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness
  • Consent of the Governed
On this day, I am very grateful to the men that forged this document, and the countless men, boys, and citizens of the 13 colonies that fought and died for my freedom to be able to celebrate today.

How are you enjoying your freedom today? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you're doing! We're working in the yard ;0) Whatever you're doing, going to a parade, picnic, watching the fireworks tonight, I hope you will enjoy it to the fullest, and remember the courageous convictions and bravery, of all those that have stood for freedom!

1 comment:

DymphieM said...

just a little something... John Dunlap printed 200 copies (the Dunlap Broadsides) to spread the news rapidly, the paper used came from a Dutch mill like this one
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Schoolmeester_(Westzaan)
I read this today in a newspaper article about US Independence Day. Love to learn some trivia every now and than (and to spread it *lol*)