As someone that grew up in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation. I have always found the Fourth of July a special holiday. It is truly a time to stop and take note of the amazing leadership our forefathers showed in crafting the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and laying the building blocks that would become the foundation of the greatest country on the planet. History can only attempt to convey the conflict and questions that I am certain were going through their minds as they took the actions and demonstrated their leadership by doing what was right in the face of those issues.
Now, not all was right with that time, as there was slavery and oppression even in what would become the USA, but for our forefathers to do what was right and forge this great nation, we should step back from our BBQs and fireworks and for a moment, celebrate their heroic deeds.