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Happy Independence Day

We had some friends and relatives over for the 4th and I made this cake! It's become an Independence Day tradition around our place.

When in the course of human events.... Almost everyone knows the first line, if not the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. But how many people know the last paragraph. It is in this summary statement where the original signers put it all on the line and it is the oath, the promise, that allows our great nation to endure, even to today!

"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

Well said, and thank you for our freedom. May we never forget your sacrifices...

(Editor's Note: Someone who know's what he's talking about pointed out to me that it is not considered proper flag etiquette to make a cake in the shape of an American Flag. I did not know that at the time. No disrespect was intended.)

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