It is about the planners, plotters, gamblers, and visionaries of the Continental Congress. It's about the traitors, quitters, rebels, and betrayers of King George.
Today is for the treasonous acts, the espionage, and the thumbing of the nose expressed in the Declaration of Independence. It is a day to honor the founding fathers, the heralds, the authors, and those community organizers who constructed ragtag troupes to stand against the redcoats, the taxes, and the oppression that came from being governed from afar.
Let us not lose sight that our nation - her freedoms, her rights, and all that we oft take for granted - is a nation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness because of all of this and more.