''When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation...''
''.....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...''
....So announced the Declaration of Independence, exactly 248 years ago today. Isn't that amazing?? That the USA is still running with the exact same governmental structure as it was over two centuries ago. And it's only through God's grace that we are so blessed.
This is just a quick post, because today I am going to a special Independence Day Mass at my church, then a parade, and then watching fireworks tonight. But I wanted to take the time to honor this holiday on TheAGSpot. So I will leave you with one more cute/patriotic picture of Ellie.