This is the day on which we celebrate the beginning of this, the most remarkable nation on earth. Courageous men signed their names to a powerful document, pledging their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, to tell a king halfway around the world that they were through with his tyranny and were prepared to put all of the above on the line to back up their convictions.
I so admire the bravery of John Hancock, who boldly wrote his name so large that King George couldn't possibly miss it. These men meant what they said in signing that document.
And so, in honor of that document, the Declaration of Independence, I give you the most joyful, triumphant sound I know, The Gaither Vocal Band singing our National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner: