Sometimes we forget the meaning of holidays because we get so caught up in having a day off. Today we'll take time to remember all of the brave men and women who have fought for our nation's freedom over the years, both before and after the American Revolution. We'll remember the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the most well-known words in American history:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. - Thomas Jefferson
We'll reflect on the sacrifices made by those who came before us, and we'll enjoy the patriotic traditions of our great nation -- fireworks, parades, cookouts and time with family and friends -- all dressed up in red, white and blue.