As we enjoy this 4th of July holiday with family, food, and friends, let us not forget the significance of this great day, as it unfolded 237 years ago. In the summer of 1776, the existence of what is now the United States of America was very much in doubt. The ringing words of the Declaration of Independence surely caused a sensation throughout the civilized world. But Britain’s King George was not pleased. He dispatched the world’s greatest military force to punish the rebellious colonists. It was only through the faith, courage, and sacrifice of great American heroes like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson that we enjoy the freedoms we have today. In these tumultuous times when we witness great conflict between the interests of good government and individual liberty, it behooves every American to revisit those founding documents that served as guiding beacons to those great heroes of America’s heritage.