Two hundred twenty nine years ago the Continental Congress declared what we now know as the United States of America independent from England. The signers of the Declaration risked all - not really for themselves but for everyone. One has to wonder if they had any idea of the affect that their decision would have.
We all owe them our eternal thanks and gratitude. We also need to make sure that our kids understand what they did.
Long ago we decided that our kids would know America's history. What wasn't learned in school would be taught first hand. Family vacations have taken us to Williamsburg, Boston, Plymouth and more so that we could all learn. And learn they did. Teach your children well as they are the future.
So today - celebrate. Have fun, cook, eat, play, watch the fireworks. And remember why you do.