Happy 4th of July to all those who celebrate this day. When those folks got together in Congress that day in 1776, life... liberty... and the pursuit of happiness were self-evident truths.
I can remember that each day in grade school, we began our class with a Bible reading, a prayer, and we would stand facing the Stars and Stripes with our right hand over our hearts saying: " I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." What a way to start the day.
Seems like I remember a story that when all those folks in Congress wanted to select a symbol for this new nations, old Ben Franklin suggested a turkey. Good thing we chose to eat this bird on another celebrated day of the year. At any rate, set off some fireworks, and remember these truths, and instead of the turkey...the Eagle has landed.