“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Sadly, many Americans have no idea where the above text comes from. They are, perhaps, some of the most profound words ever written, from one of the most revolutionary documents ever drafted, which changed the course of American history forever.
Thomas Jefferson had earned a reputation as an eloquent and persuasive voice for the patriotic cause, and he was given the important task of producing a draft of what would become one of the three essential founding documents of our United States government. Late in the day, on the fourth of July, Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence.
You know at Backyard Buddy, we are extremely proud of our stars and stripes. So light up the night sky! Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ, watching a fireworks display, attending a parade, visiting family or throwing back some cold ones, enjoy the long weekend — this is a holiday worth celebrating!
Wave the red, white and blue and tell your kids why we celebrate this momentous day.
Experience the true spirit of the birth of the United States of America. And remember to thank a veteran for the freedoms you enjoy.
Happy 4th of July from Backyard Buddy!