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Straight Talk From Steve Erdman

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? July 4, 1776 was the day we declared our independence from Great Britain.

The document which contained that declaration was the Declaration of Independence, which was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776.

The Declaration of Independence represents our core beliefs as Americans. It is a guidepost for what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America. The concepts contained in the Declaration of Independence unite us as Americans.

The Declaration of Independence is just as relevant for us today as it was for the first citizens of our country. Alth...


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