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Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence: A momentous fork in the road

What did it mean that these representatives of the rebellious colonies -- already de facto at war for a year -- resolved to declare independence of Great Britain and that 'a decent respect to the opinions of mankind' required them to detail the causes for their course of action?

And what has it meant for the world and us that they did so?

Enjoy the Sousa, the parades, the music and the fireworks.

And find some time to reflect on the beginnings.

PHS players carry giant flag in 2004 parade.

-- Dan Damon

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