Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky – the Fourth of July always reminds us how united we are. We are united in independence. We are united in freedom. We are united in patriotism, our unwavering love of this nation and the people in it.
That’s something to celebrate, even if sometimes it’s easy to forget – with all the partisanship and division we see in this nation we love.
Our founders faced divisions in 1776 – different colonies, different backgrounds, different religions, even different visions for our democracy. But despite those differences, 241 years ago, they came together, signed a Declaration, and changed the course of history.
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