Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Birthday United States of America!!

Take a minute today to revisit the Declaration of Independence at the Library of Congress.

The gentlemen responsible for the Declaration:
Declaration Committee
Thomas Jefferson-Virginia, John Adams-Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin-Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman-Connecticut, and Robert R. Livingston-New York

What a grand job they did.

Of course, Jefferson and Adams also died this day mere hours apart in 1826--50 years to the day after our nation was born.

Today (2008) HBO will be re-airing the astounding miniseries, "John Adams" in its entirety. If you have the opportunity, I highly, highly recommend you watch it.

It is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough and a 30-minute show featuring him precedes the miniseries. Looks like it all begins around 12:30 PM on the East Coast.

In any case, have a happy Fourth and Happy Birthday America!!