― This past Wednesday, July 4, we celebrated Independence Day in the United States. Since July 4, 1776 we have celebrated this day as our country's birthday, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed making us our own country separate from England. ∙ First, I want to thank our founding fathers and all who continue to fight for this country. I feel blessed to live here. ∙ My kids were asking me a lot of questions as we sat and watched fireworks Wednesday evening, so off to [...].