Remembering why we celebrate July 4

Between the parade and fireworks and time with family and friends, take a minute to remember why July 4 is a holiday. Remembering why it exists might help us return to a time when we were closer as a people to what the Founding Fathers probably had in mind.

More than 200 years ago, we were just a colony with little power to determine our own destiny. When the Continental Congress convened to write the Declaration of Independence, there was disagreement about what our future should be or how that future should be achieved.

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