As you all know, this weekend we will be celebrating Independence Day. All across the country, and even in other places around the world, Americans will be celebrating with a patriotic intensity unmatched by any other celebration, by any other people. Though we all celebrate differently, there are some aspects of this great holiday that seem ubiquitous. We all seem to grill, drink, enjoy fireworks displays, and spend time with friends and family.
Regardless of how we celebrate, the reasons we celebrate are the same. We’re celebrating our country, its birth, its longevity, and our hopes for its continued existence in the future. Above all, we’re celebrating our freedom—freedom that is uniquely American. We would not have this freedom if it weren’t for the men who started our great country, the Founding Fathers.