Today the United States of America celebrates the adoption of our Declaration of Independence in 1776, which famously states,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
I rarely commemorate this day on my blog because I’m still conflicted on how to do so in a way that is both grateful for the country where I was born and grew up while also acknowledging the USA’s myriad imperfections and that ultimately my allegiance as a Christian should not be to any particular country or government. I wrote more about it in this post. However, last night, I made this fun, red, white, and blue project, which just seemed like it needed to be displayed today.
So, Happy Independence Day everyone! I am grateful to live here.
P.S. Here’s little Ellie helping us celebrate the 4th of July in Alaska, Greek-style! (That post was actually authored by Nik, in a rare guest appearance!)
P.P.S. Pop quiz: Does England have the 4th of July?