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The Signing of the Declaration of Independence by  John Trumbull

Today, in America, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies, ruled by the British Empire, would no longer consider themselves as British subjects, but regarded themselves as a new nation.

The battle for freedom from the British would not be an easy one. Four thousand, four hundred and thirty-five men died in battle and another 6,188 were wounded in the fight to gain America’s freedom from Britain (statistics from Sandbox Networks Inc.(US). The casualties were not only in lives. Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence would find themselves much poorer when freedom was finally won. That’s the thing about freedom–it comes at a cost.

Today, as we celebrate our independence, let’s not forget to remember those who have paid the price throughout the years–from the Revolutionary War to today’s fight against our enemies, foreign or domestic–to keep our country free. Without their sacrifices we would not be able to live our lives in freedom and in peace.

God Bless America and those who fight for her and us!


Multi-award-winning author Catherine Castle loves writing, reading, traveling, singing, theatre, and quilting. She’s a passionate gardener whose garden won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club. She writes sweet and inspirational romances. You can find her books The Nun and the Narc, A Groom for Mama, Bidding on the Bouquet and Trying Out for Love boxed set on Amazon