A blast from the past….2019! Best wishes for a relaxing and rewarding 4th of July holiday!
Growing up, I always thought the 4th of July was the the the celebration of the birth of our country. While that statement is in essence true, the reality is much more complex.
The Declaration of Independence was highly controversial within the 2nd Continental Congress. It took all the skills and efforts of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin to influence its signing.
This new independence was not wanted by all citizens; in fact many didn’t even know it was occurring (no Facebook or Twitter back then).
Ultimately, it took seven years of war after the signing before the British surrendered. It took another six years before the Constitution was born and we had a President. The signing that we celebrate today was truly a birth; an infancy that needed to grow and mature like all of us.
I’m proud to be a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Through my dad’s dedicated research, I know of three grandfathers (a lot of greats in that) that contributed to the Revolution. Our organization’s mission is to continue to educate about the roots and history of our country.
On behalf of my family and me, Happy Independence Day!
Note: In July, I’m embarking on a new program around being “Unleashed.” The concepts will be around advancing motivation, inspiration, and ideas for you to create a more rewarding life.
The announcement will come right after the Independence Day holiday. If you’d like an early sneak peak, email me with the subject – Get Unleashed!
Quote of the Week:
“Independence is Happiness.”
~ Susan B. Anthony
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