Happy Independence Day Eve! Or, if you’re Canadian, Happy belated Independence Day! You are no doubt heading somewhere fun to celebrate. (Maybe on a lake! Maybe to a spectacular fireworks show! Maybe to put new flooring in, which is what we plan to do.)
I could never have a favorite war. That is ridiculous. But that Revolutionary War sure was a Big Win, and I’m eternally grateful for it. Below are a few of the Americans (I bet that term was music to their ears) you probably recognize from history class, or a two dollar bill!
|Robert Livingston helped write the DoI, but didn’t sign it! He thought it was too soon to declare independence.|
|I haven’t seen one of these babies in a looooong time!|
Some people think it looks like Thomas Jefferson is stepping on John Adams’ foot, representing their political differences, but experts agree the feet are actually just very close. I wish politics today were as respectful as these gentlemen were. But that’s a soapbox for another day!
I admit, I couldn’t remember the other two chaps who helped write the Declaration of Independence. You probably paid better attention in history class, but just in case it’s on Jeopardy next time you’re watching, they were Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston.
However you’re celebrating your independence tomorrow, I hope you are happy, safe, and exercising your right to the pursuit of happiness!