Two hundred thirty-seven years ago today a gathering of powerful, smart and victorious men signed the most famous piece of paper in our history.
We celebrate that day with fireworks and barbeques with friends and family to honor that glorious day in 1776. For the men and women under General George Washington’s command it was time to get back to work. We had won the country, but the battle to keep it was just getting started.
Most are under the impression that the signing of the declaration was the end of the Revolution. Only fourteen months old, the war was in the beginning stages at that time. It would take another seven years to finalize our stand for freedom as an independent country. On September 3, 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed and the war was officially over.
We’ve come along way in the last 237 years. Our country has progressed in unbelievable ways that I am certain those men could not ever imagine was possible. We always thank the men and women for serving our country. It is an honor that many of us don’t realize comes from the heart. It is a passion, for some a calling to serve in the military. It is that determination and the soul of how we came to be what we are today, The United States of America.
Happy 4th of July everyone. Be safe, celebrate today and remember not only the men and women who are serving now, but all those who have served in the military for the past 237 years.