I love birthdays. I recently had one, and I can tell you, the people around me made it a month long celebration….and I loved it! I like to joke that the celebration of my birthday should begin in January and end in September. I know, a little over the top, but let’s face it, who doesn’t want their birthday t be special?
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation (this coming July 4 weekend) I have to admit, I never cease to be amazed at the miracle of America. It’s beyond the imagination that we, as 13 struggling colonies, ever made it to this fascinating experiment that became known as the United States.
Have you had the chance to read 1776 by David McCulough? If not, why not make it a goal of yours to accomplish that challenge by the end of summer. I listened to the book on CD during some of my commutes as well as a long road trip. I was riveted, story after story. I promise…it won’t put you to sleep. And you’ll learn things you have NEVER heard before…and details you won’t or didn’t get in school.
Here’s a small one:
Did you know…
- The vote for independence came from the 13 colonies.
- 12 voted “YES” with one colony abstaining.
- Do you know which state abstained?
Place your answer in the “comments” section! Let’s see who knows!
With that, here’s to faith, family and freedom.
And to you, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
A very HAPPY 4th to you.