Independence Day and US birthday

July fourth happens to be one of the most important celebrations to Americans. You’ll find that this is the day that the declaration of independence was sign centuries ago, which lead to America’s freedom from English rule.

For some this is just another day off, a day to watch fireworks, party with family and friends, have a few beers or take a little vacation. However, there is plenty more to this celebration of the nation’s birthday.

July 4th is an important day in our history. It is the day we should remember all of the rights and freedoms we have as Americans and enjoy them. Keep in mind, many people sacrificed their own life and freedom for America to be able to stand along. Freedom is not cheap.

On our Nations birthday, we should take time to remember those who made those sacrifices. There were 56 men who signed the declaration of independence. They couldn’t have imagined what that document would mean to Americans now.

In fact, 5 signers were captured by the British and tortured before they died. Twelve went home to find their dwellings ransacked and burned and nine fought and died from wounds or hardships of the war.

That is almost half the men who signed out nation’s greatest symbol of freedom. However, they still signed the document and they knew that by doing so was treason and that came with a punishment of death.

Some of us take this holiday for granted. Our Nations birthday, July 4th should be celebrated with family and friends.

While you are enjoying the fourth of July fireworks, you may want to keep in mind that it means more than just a time for picnics and fun, but it is a time to remember all of those who sacrificed their own life in order to ensure freedom for the future generations.