FRC's colleague at the Heritage Foundation, scholar Matt Spalding, several years ago wrote a moving piece describing why Americans celebrate our national independence day. At the end of the article, Matt gives a series of quotes from great American leaders on the meaning of the Declaration of Independence and closes with a well-documented summary of what the signers of the Declaration endured during the Revolutionary War. For education, inspiration, and healthy dose of gratitude for the sacrifices of those who have made the enjoyment of our God-given rights possible, read "Independence Forever: Why America Celebrates the Fourth of July."