On Monday, July 4th the United States will celebrate its 235 years of independence. Americans will have cookouts with family and friends. In the evening, fireworks will be displayed and patriotic music will be played. But do we take time to ponder what our Founding Fathers did to form this nation? The fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence put their lives on the line. The signing of this document was a solemn act. It was an act of treason against Great Britain. Their actions put them in danger of death yet it entitled them to profound reverence.
As an immigrant, I am so thankful for this country. It has given my family and me many opportunties to a better life. This country has also given better opportunities for my husband and his family when they left Cuba so many years ago. There are so many freedoms that
we take for granted.
So as we celebrate July 4th, may we not forget the sacrfices that have been made for our benefit. We are so blessed to live in this country. We are a nation under God.
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