Song Of Freedom created by Bantha 12 years ago
A 2011 study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress found only 35 percent of fourth-graders knew the purpose of the Declaration of Independence. A 2010 poll by the nonprofit Marist Institute for Public Opinion found that 26 percent of those surveyed — including 32 percent of Southerners — did not know the U.S. achieved its independence from Great Britain.
Two-hundred-thirty-six years ago, a group of 56 men, as representatives of their respective colonies, put their names to a document declaring their freedom and independence.
We celebrate with fireworks and we celebrate with picnics, but the true meaning of the Fourth is our declaration, declaration of separation from England.
Hope you all enjoy Independence Day. Remember its true meaning, and the sacrifices of those who helped created and sustain it on a daily basis.
Music's great, fireworks are great. But we need to remember why we have all this.