Independence Day 2004

Happy Independence Day! Today America celebrates 228 years of freedom from monarchical oppression and tyranny. It was on July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was officially signed by members of the Continental Congress. It declared that the 13 British colonies in North America independent from Great Britain. The Declaration explains why the colonies chose this action.

As we continue to learn from our own actions, we must remember that independence is not something that is thrust upon us, but something that we truly desire and fight for. With this in mind, let’s not forget the sacrifice that we all make to keep the spirit of our nation alive. Let’s also remember those that have fought or are fighting and sacrificing their lives so that others may know what freedom is. I may not agree with the current administration’s decision to occupy parts of the world, but I support our troops that fight for humanity and peace.