Who is July 4 really about? The Founding Fathers? The warriors? The heroes?
When it comes to the Fourth of July — as with most other national holidays — all of the clichés have long been spoken.
It’s about more than beer, barbecues and baseball, more than fireworks, more than hanging Old Glory from the porch or bandstand.
It’s even more than taking a moment from our busy and colorful celebrations to think about the courage and vision of those Founding Fathers who, on a sultry summer day in Philadelphia in 1776, dared to stare a mighty and oppressive empire full in the face and, without blinking, defy it.