Today is 4th of July, then on Wednesday I'm heading to Wisconsin for one of my best friend's wedding, then to Chicago for a few days, then to Panama for one of my husband's best friend's wedding. I'm going to do my best to post every week day, but we'll see how that goes... :)
I mentioned to a friend recently that it seems a little weird to me that we're celebrating an independence that was won over 200 years ago. It's not new news or anything anymore! But as we kept talking, we came to the agreement that at this point, it is more a celebration of the values the country was founded on—a reminder of how we got here and what we should still be trying to attain.
And in that respect, are we doing a great job? I'd argue no.
So, to do my part in reminding folks why we're here and what we should be trying to attain, a few quotes from some of the guys who made it all happen:
Thomas Jefferson tells us:
James Madison tells us:
George Washington tells us:
I hope you all enjoy today!