Why, This Day, We Celebrate.

And celebrate we do!

Picnics.

Cookouts.

Parties.

Parades.

Every level of government shuts down.

No banking, mail, or garbage collection.

Most working people have the day off.

We set off more fireworks on this day than during the other 364 days of the year combined.

This IS a big day in the United States of America.

So why do we do all of this?  The following document explains why.

Take the three or four minutes you'll need to actually read – some of us for the first time in our lives – the words which brought a new nation into being.

As you're reading, you may or may not see some citations in there which parallel recent and/or current events.

Read.  Think.  Write.  Speak.