Two hundred and thirty three years ago, on July 4th 1776 a document primarily written by Thomas Jefferson was signed by the Continental Congress announcing the separation of the United States from the British Empire.
America was just a tiny 13 colonies at the time. Yes, just 13 strong, dedicated, courageous colonies who fought to free this country from tyranny. They were not intimidated by a bigger force but fought for what the they believed. They fought to free this country. Because of them, we have freedom. Freedom to believe as we wish and live as we desire.
I am so thankful to live in a country that is based on the standards America is based on. I pray that she will stand strong through the storms. Today, I will celebrate her freedom. Her independence. Her strength. I will see grand displays, families traveling to come and celebrate.
For we are:
One Nation Under God,
With Liberty and Justice for All.