Today we celebrate the birth of a free nation. Heated debates and fervent discussions were held in sweltering meeting places as our statesmen wrestled over the grueling decisions for America’s birth. Still others continued with courage and conviction for America to  forge her path into the future.

Many, many have died for our freedom.  Your heart may ache over the loved you lost who died – or the loved one who is suffering emotional or physical losses – to protect and defend our freedom.