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By Karla Pomeroy
Editor 

Karla's Kolumn: What were we celebrating?

 

July 7, 2018

Wednesday was a national holiday. The Fourth of July. Two hundred forty-two years ago, the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain with these words (per transcript from the National Archives:

"The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America."

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinio...



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