July 4, 2018

Independence Day

It was 242 years ago today that Congress approved the final version of a little document known as the Declaration of Independence.

Independence was actually declared formally on July 2, 1776. Congress approved it on July 4 and the signing took place on August 2, 1776.

Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence, though some signed later than August 2. These were all delegates to the Second Continental Congress who represented the former 13 colonies that became the United States of America. To them we owe a debt of gratitude for their vision, commitment and bravery.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have (and continue to) so valiantly fought and, in some cases, died to preserve the independence, liberty and freedom we enjoy every day...and to their parents, spouses, and children who have sacrificed right along with them.

May we never forget all that went into building the United States of America.


  1. Well done, Stacy! Happy Independence Day!

  2. Thank you for reminding me of our history.

  3. Stacy: I learned something when I did research on my blog post for today. Did you know that the Bill of Rights had 12 items proposed? I didn't until today.

    1. No, I didn't know that. I'm going to pop over to read your post right now.


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