Happy 234th Birthday, America!

This Independence Day marks the 234th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

A very special day, which many celebrate with barbeques, beach time, parades, and fireworks, we are reminded of our freedom from England so many years ago.

I stop to think of our troops both past and present, who have fought to preserve our freedom, and I am grateful for their sacrifices to our Country.

Happy Birthday, America, and thank you to our troops who serve to keep us free!

American Flag over Federal Hill Photo courtesy of Panther1619 via Flickr CC