The year was 1776 when representatives from 13 colonies met together in Philadelphia to sign the final copy of the Declaration of Independence.
The Revolutionary War waged for almost a decade (1775-1783) resulting in American victory and independence from Britain.
We often think of the 4th of July as a day off from work, a time for family BBQ's and fireworks.
But let us remember, and teach our children, the great price that was paid, and continues to be paid to live in the Land of the FREE
Off with your hat, as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have its say;
you're man enough for a tear in your eye
that you will not wipe away.
(Henry Cuyler Bunner)