On this day in 1776 our Fore father’s adopted the Declaration of Independence. Declaring that the 13 colonies regarded themselves as an independent American Nation and no longer part of the British Empire. Today we celebrate the “rebels, “criminals”, and “traitors”. Without them, who would we be today? So while you are grilling out, drinking cold drinks, and blowing stuff up, remember… many people died for that right so give thanks to those men and women. God Bless America!!