This Sunday our beloved country will be 234 years old. Today, July 2nd in 1776, Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain (wa hoo take that!) one year after the American Revolutionary War started. Our country's birthday is celebrated on the 4th because that is when the wording of the Declaration was approved. Big holla out to Thomas J. So we celebrate with fireworks and hotdogs and corn on the cob but last year at this time I was in Nantucket. In the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the little island called Nantucket, we went to see a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. This has become my most favorite thing to do. Like most holidays in the USA we forget what the original cause for celebration is. Hearing the reading sends shivers thru my body. Our country truly fought for our freedom. Towards the end each of the 13 colonies is called out, usually by someone in the audience who is from that State. So when you are celebrating this weekend try not to forget....
all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
AND if you are looking to put some money into our sad economy what better way then to buy something patriotic.
Have a wonderful holiday! The summer has begun.