We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
These words, immortalized on a document signed by 56 men 235 years ago, and backed up by the selfless sacrifices of thousands of militiamen and citizens, changed history in ways no one could have expected.
We’ll close the office at 1pm today and be off on Monday in order to take some time to remember their impact.
Enjoy your Independence Day!