Independence Day is here! It’s a celebration of our nation’s independence from Great Britain. The American way of living took a daring leap forward on this day back in 1776.
We all know a thing or two about the signing the Declaration of Independence and of course, it all pre-dates cars. Horses were the power of the era. In the name of freedom, Caesar Rodney made the 80-mile overnight ride from Dover to Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence. Those that regularly commute via I-95 think they have it rough. :-)
Marylander Charles Carroll, the last living man to sign the document, recalled its significance on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of its adoption. “…I do hereby recommend to the present and future generations the principles of that important document as the best earthly inheritance their ancestors could bequeath to them…"
Today, in the United States of America, when we gather around family and friends for some barbecue and fireworks, remember the origins of this day.