Happy Independence Day y'all!!
On this day, 234 years ago, our Forefathers signed into being our Declaration of Independence. It is a Declaration of Freedom from Tyranny. A Declaration of Freedom to be US, ourselves, our strange and imperfect conglomeration of peoples who have come together to create this great nation, the United States of America.
It was a quest that began on April 19, 1775--the night of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride proclaiming that the British are Coming!! and did not really end, even yet today, but was made more solidified with our Constitution (replacing the Articles of Confederation) signed on May 14, 1787.
At that time, we became the beginnings of, what Aidan calls, the 'Nighted States'! We are not perfect, but we are free. Aidan has now been an American, a United States citizen for more than half his life. . .2 years 2 1/2 months. . .
God Bless America!!