July 4th – Independence Day – What It Really Is

July 4

It’s the 4th of July and if you are in America chances are many of you are cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, family, swimming pools, firework displays, yard work, reading, enjoying a lazy day off of work – a long weekend this year with it being on Friday. What are your plans?  No matter what they might be take time to reflect on what July 4th truly means.

Take time today to reflect on what Independence Day is.   SO what is it?

July 4

Think about what our founders fought for and why they came to this country.  John Adams wrote a beautiful letter to his wife describing .

Flag - John Adams

Are you thankful today for the sacrifices our founders made for our freedom?  I am as I pause to reflect and pray today for all they did to make my life what it is.  Do you take your freedom for granted until something happens?  Are you truly thankful?

Flag - George Washington


Our ancestors knew the importance of the Bile and believed we are endowed by our Creator.  Go read the Declaration of Independence today, and do that each year.  Read it to your children and grandchildren.


On Sunday at church our teacher shared a few facts I didn’t know.  I verified each one on Wicipedia.

  • John Adams, 2nd President of the United States and Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President both died on July 4, 1826 on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and both were signers of the Declaration
  • James Monroe, 5th President of the United States died July 4, 1831.
  • Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States was born on July 4, 1872.

Here are a few excepts from the Declaration of Independence:

Declaration of Indepedence

Flag - 2 Cor 317



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