"God save these American states!"

By Tom Quiner

Wouldn’t you have liked to have witnessed the moment when we declared our independence from King George?
Imagine the tense vote that approved the Declaration. Imagine how the fledgling Americans felt hearing this masterpiece read aloud in the public square.
They knew what was coming: war. Our Founding Fathers, comprised of great, if flawed, men such as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin knew that their very lives were now officially on the line for breaking with England.
Today, we honor the brave men who stood up for freedom and changed the world.
You can experience the moment in this scene from the HBO series, “John Adams.” Savor the moment. Revel in the birth of the greatest nation in the history of the world.