What Will We Celebrate This July 4?

THE SHINBONE STAR

A week before communities across the country stage July 4 firework extravaganzas, we need to ask an important question and deliver an honest answer to ourselves, our families and friends: What will we celebrate on that historic date in 2017?

It could be we salute 241 years of independence from the Mother Country, England, and all the physical, emotional and governmental battles that led to the writing, signing and releasing one of history’s most important documents — the Declaration of Independence.

It’s worth noting not only July 4, 1776 and the document that led to a government based on a Constitution designed to protect our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but the men and women who put their lives on the line when the future of our country was not a sure thing.

Or we could sing along with our neighbors and civic leaders a classic war-time song…

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