Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Freedom Step

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I hope everyone is enjoying their fourth of July, whether with family and friends BBQing, taking in a fireworks display or sending prayers to the men and women fighting overseas, may you all have a happy and safe "Independence Day".

Today marks the day commemorating the "freedom" of America. On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed asserting our separation from Great Britain. The declaration gave us the meaningful statement that "All men are created equal.".

A few fun facts for you this holiday:
The great "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest" on Coney Island in New York was believed to have begun in 1916 as a dispute between four immigrants who were trying to prove who was more patriotic.
The Boston Pops Orchestra has been setting music to a great fireworks display on the Charles River since 1973.
And the Macy's fireworks in New York City has been televised on NBC since 1976.

July 4th, 1979 also marks my independence day, I was released from the hospital after being born over a month early. Today I choose to celebrate that independence and be thankful for all those who have supported me and helped me grow. I am still growing and learning that independence does not mean going it alone, but rather surrounding yourself with those who believe in and support you. Thank you!!

I would aslo like to just send a BIG thank you to all the men and women that are still fighting to keep America the land of the free and helping others attain their freedom, you are truely the heroes of America! May everyone have a safe and happy fourth of July!

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