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Happy Fourth of July, friends! This is such an amazing holiday for our nation, the 239th we have celebrated in our great country.
As we celebrate this foundational, formative holiday, I cannot help but think about our forebears, and what they would think of where this country is today. 1,150 more words
I wrote the following post back on May 10, 2010. I will explain why I am reprising it more than five years later below: 1,211 more words
Regarding Independence Day, Founding Father John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, on July 4, 1776:
It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the country to the other, from this time forward forever more.56 more words