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Happy 4th of July!

The story of the Declaration of Independence is one we must never forget.

It was this American imagination and grit that led to the founding of a nation–the United States of America–unlike any other in human history.

Happy 4th of July! 

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U.S.A. vs. That Country Up North

Yesterday was the 38th anniversary of the “Miracle on Ice” between the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Yesterday was also when…

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Congratulations to the U.S. women’s hockey team on winning the gold medal  at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang!

Happy 4th of July!

There’s a phrase, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”

In the case of most Americans, they’re wishing that fiction was the truth.

Today is when we celebrate our founding fathers for their revolutionary vision and incredible blind faith in a new nation with new principles that would redefine the world forever. The United States of America is the greatest country in history, and 240 years ago, this nation declared that its citizens have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

That’s the truth.

Here’s the fiction.

Independence Day: Resurgence has the difficult task of just trying to live up to the classic original. Certainly not an easy task, particularly without Will Smith. The rest of the cast and director did return, which is an encouraging sign. The 1996 B-Movie masterpiece was 2 and 1/2 hours of cinematic gold, featuring one of the best (if not the best) American presidential portrayals in film: President Thomas J. Whitmore. If there’s one dynamic the current presidential election cycle has verified, it’s that anything is possible. With this in mind, why not write-in or at least imagine a fictional movie character as our next president?

President Thomas J. Whitmore exemplifies the character and courage our founders had in mind back in 1776.

Happy Independence Day!

Waving 239 Years Later

Americans need to know why June 14th is important.

June 14, 1777 was the day in history when the Continental Congress approved a resolution that led to the creation of the Stars and Stripes.

“The flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”
–History.com

Flag Day doesn’t get the celebratory fireworks of the 4th of July, but its place in America’s history is still significant. The actions and declarations made during the late 18th century had profound, lasting impacts on the birth and evolution of the United States of America and the Stars and Stripes certainly qualifies as an underestimated moment that endures today.

While the story surrounding Betsy Ross and her involvement with the Stars and Stripes remains uncertain, what we can confirm is the legacy of the red, white and blue continues to inspire patriotism in a nation that rises to a greatness unlike any other country the world has ever known. The American flag evokes a special feeling, especially when singing along to the Star-Spangled Banner as it waves in the air, which is a testament to its eternal power and design.

Hopefully, in 239 years, America’s Stars and Stripes will still shine as brightly as today…

and people will know why.