I just realized that the last time I read through the Declaration of Independence was in high school. (I did have to memorize the first part.)

It used to be that 4th of July celebrations, in addition to fireworks, picnics, games, etc. always included a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The holiday was established in the first place to celebrate the approval of this document by the Second Continental Congress.

I plan to read the Declaration on Monday, July 4, and invite all of you who live in the US to do the same. It is, after all, an integral part of our history! You'll find it here.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey