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It’s the 4th of July weekend and like most Americans, we’re taking a couple days to enjoy the celebrations. We’re planning on a nice long, relaxing (hopefully) weekend. There are parades to watch, cookouts to attend, and travel to undertake. We’ll wear red, white and blue clothing, and proudly wave flags.
Lately, there seems to be a resurgence in acknowledging the reason for the holidays in the U.S., rather than just basking in a paid day off at the beach, park or backyard. As a collective whole, the citizens of our country do a better job celebrating the history and background. Memorial Day is to remember and honor our service men and women who serve(d) our country. Labor Day celebrates those who paved the way for the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.
For the 4th of July, the U.S. celebrates the oldest written national constitution in use and the formal establishment of the United States of America. Most people correlate it with freedom. The Constitution defines the principal organs of government and their jurisdictions, and the basic rights of citizens. It was signed by 55 men, commonly referred to as the “founding fathers.” Amendments were added and changed from 1791 through 1992.
While touring Boston this past May, I met Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers. An agreeable man, he proudly spoke of the Constitution, its positives and its faults, and his belief in the people of our country. Two hundred and twenty-seven years after it was written, the Constitution still exemplifies the United States of America and the ingenuity, resourcefulness and dedication of its people. Huzzah!
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
For more information on the history of the United States, click here http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/134197/Constitution-of-the-United-States-of-America