Reflections on an American Holiday

Many Americans celebrate July 4th with cookouts, parades, and fireworks with family and friends. For most, the holiday offers a needed respite from work and a hard-earned opportunity to indulge in food and drink. The day marks our break from the British Empire and our declaration of independence.

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Robert Edge Pine, Congress Voting Independence, c. 1784-1888 (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

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