This image often is described as the signing of the Declaration of independence but in actuality it is the presenting of the Declaration by the "committee of five" who drafted it.
The Declaration was not written on July 4, 1776 but rather approved on that date.
But no matter these little bits of historical trivia what is important about the 4th of July is the meaning of the words that are written. We all have our own definitions of what freedom should be but are we aware of the grievances our Founding Fathers wrote about more than 240 years ago?
Take a few moments to reflect on the words that are written and the meaning that they may have for us today. The Declaration of Independence expresses the anger and yet civility of men who pledged "to each other their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor". (Italicized words replace our from original document.)
Perhaps in this day and age we can take a lesson from those men who so many years ago sought to leave for future generations a better place than that from which they came.
Who We Serve wishes everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July. Let us never forget the men and women who throughout our history have made sacrifices of varying degrees to assure that we maintain the Freedoms we enjoy on this and every day.