|Guests enjoy the fireworks at the conclusion to Miami's "Salute to Florida's Military Heroes" at Bayfront Park July 10. by Sgt. Lisa Lotter.|
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We...solemnly Publish and Declare, that these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States."
-Declaration of Independence
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted these words, and a new nation was born. This new nation promised to secure the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for each and every one of its citizens. "In order to form a more perfect Union...and secure the blessings of liberty," for itself and its posterity, the United States of America established a government of democracy to fulfill that promise. Today, America continues to uphold its ideals and is a symbol of freedom and democracy for the entire world.
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