On this one very special day, considered by many to be the birthday of America, the team at Skynet Solutions reflects upon the importance of July 4th and what this symbol of freedom means to us.
It all goes back to 1776 when Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. The founding fathers signed the document on the 4th of July declaring our independence from the tyrannical reign of King George III with a powerful and revolutionary message: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Everyone who signed the Declaration of Independence literally risked their lives in doing so. The penalty for that sort of treason back then was hanging. That is why we think of it as more then just a document, but as a symbol for the courage of those few who stood by their convictions to better our future and for their bravery in declaring our freedom. This significant piece of our nation’s history infused into our culture the noblest of ideals and the highest of aspirations belief in liberty, equality, individual rights, and above all, happiness.
As long as we all remember that Independence Day is not only a national holiday, but that it’s also a symbol of our patriotism, then we are free to celebrate. In fact, that is exactly how our second president, John Adams, thought we should honor the occasion in a letter that he wrote to his wife, Abigail, it will be celebrated by succeeding generations, as the great Anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance solemnized with pomp, shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward forever.
As we go about our day enjoying family and friends, please take a moment to come together and celebrate this holiday, not just as a day off work, but for its true importance to us as a country. Teach the next generation about the sacrifices made by the great people of this nation who came before them and did their part in securing the freedoms that we have today. Skynet Solutions is proud to celebrate our great nation’s founding with you and sincerely wishes you a happy and safe 4th of July!