American Flag with Bald Eagle

We live in a wonderful country and enjoy freedoms that others in the world only dream of.  Today we party.  Today we cook on the grill.  Today we celebrate with fireworks.  Let’s enjoy this 237th birthday of the declaration of our freedom.  And let’s toast our past leaders for having the imagination to draft our freedom statement.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said in an Independence Day press release, “It was a Virginian, Richard Henry Lee, who 237 years ago brought forth a resolution stating ‘Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.’ That resolution led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, by Virginia’s second governor, Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration, adopted on July 4, 1776, marks the birth of American freedom, and the timeless principles that continue to govern this great nation: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Happy birthday, America! Here’s to 237 more . . .

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