The foundation of a great country was formed through the separating of individuals from tyranny on July 4th, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. This formation was declared by the Continental Congress. Through this action, congress removed the 13 colonies from the British rule and a new nation was born.
Since 1776, the United States of America has formed into a great empire of it’s own as a world leader. This great nation sends has set a standard in its dealings around the world and has in many nations made a great name for itself. The United States of America is a beacon of hope to individuals all around the world. It can be said that many of the great inventions of our time have been developed in the United States. This nation has always had a radical people who are willing to work. This willingness to work has helped to make this nation what it is today.
In order to keep this nation as a great beacon, we often have to get involved in areas we do not want to be involved, these are conflicts. While it would be great not to have to get involved in conflicts, we must at times become involved to help keep stability within the world. Our celebration goes beyond understanding ourselves as a nation, it involves understanding ourselves as individuals who make up this great nation.
We have the freedom to protest and get involved in causes without fear of consequence, because we are free. Sometimes our troops must face opposition in order to keep our way-of-life free. Even if we do not understand the purpose behind war, we should honor our troops. I am the first to say, “I wish there was never war, nor conflict,” but the reality is we do not live in a perfect world. There are people who wish to change our way of life.
We are a free people, because others stand and fight for our freedom. We are free because their families live without them from day-to-day. We are free, because men and women have lost their lives for us. We are free and can do morally as we wish, because of our troops.
Today, as we celebrate this momentous day in which we adopted freedom as a people, let us honor the men and women who paid the price for our liberty.
God bless our troops and God bless the United States of America!