Happy Independence Day!

There are so many things in life that are beautiful. The sun rising before anyone else is awake. A sunset peaking through the trees of a forested hill. The Statue of Liberty triumphantly welcoming immigrants. The National Anthem sung by a girls choir at a baseball game.

We proudly place our right hands over our chests at that game in honor of our forefathers boldly fighting to create our nation. It was not a sure bet - defying Great Britain and going it alone. But as anyone who reads our Declaration of Independence knows, thos forefathers were smart, defiant and willing to sacrifice to create a nation that has become the envy of the world over the past almost 250 years.

Here’s a brief history of the origins of our Independence Day.

Happy Fourth of July.

Layne GrayComment