Happy 4th of July!
When the 4th of July rolls around, everyone thinks of cook-outs, fireworks, and red-white-and-blue, but how many of us know what we're really celebrating? America's birthday? Independence? Freedom?
One of my friends on facebook shared a link to this article - 10 Things You Might Not Know About America's Independence - and I thought it was really interesting. There were several things I didn't know before, or else I had forgotten. It's been a while since I went to school! Did they even teach this stuff in school?
I especially love that the very first resolution brought before the First Continental Congress, and immediately passed, was the declaration that they would open every meeting with a prayer.
About those fireworks - have you ever wondered how fireworks came to be part of the 4th of July celebration? I didn't know that fireworks have been part of the celebration since the very beginning, back in 1776. That's a tradition I really like! along with the prayer.