To Thomas, Ben and John, the founders of our feast.
Today’s activities just may include fireworks, bar-b-cue, picnics, baseball games, visits to cemeteries, salutes to the flag and impassioned singing of the national anthem. Whatever your day and the following week-end holds for you, it is all because these three men and their colleagues sat in a hot room in Philadelphia and decided to do something that had never been done before in the history of humankind. They decided to break with the mother country and declare themselves a free and independent country. Wow!!
Are we the country they envisioned? Probably not. I don’t think so. And we have them to look back on and forward to ~ always striving to become who they believed we could be. “When in the course of human events . . . “