As my family gathered together to share in the celebration of the birthday of our great nation, I took a brief moment to actually hear the sounds echoing off the hills and through the valleys. I also took the time to teach my grandchildren that those sounds might have been similar to the sounds their ancestors heard in their orchards and at their houses.
“The Rockets Red Glare, The bombs bursting in air”, thanks to our neighbors,
were what we were experiencing ourselves, and how our/their ancestors were in the heat of battle, caring for the wounded, and fighting for their freedom.
Where were your ancestors in 1776? What can you tell your family about them?