As you well know, it was July 4, 1776 when we declared our independence from Great Britain.
Much had taken place here in the Colonies since the end of the French & Indian War, leading up to this courageous breakup with the then world's strongest power, England.
So naturally I will start off with a British band, lol!
All kidding aside, the lead-in is irresistible.
This year is America's 236th Birthday, on the day the Declaration Of Independence (my favorite document ever!) was approved and ratified.
Older than me, but I'm pretty damned independent too!
So in fact, it's the Declaration Of Independence and it's reading that we really celebrate each year.
This took place at the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia (the 1st was there too).
Their meetings had taken place during uncommonly hot and humid weather (global warming back then, lol?).
And rather than allow the crowds outside- both for and against- to eavesdrop and shout things that might sway delegate's votes, they closed all door and windows.
Bear in mind, there was no air conditioning then, so they were Patriots for that alone.
They wanted Freedom, not comfort!
From Rock to Folk, it's Music about Revolution and the Aftermath, in this opening chapter for Independence Day 2012.
Listen to the words, think, and enjoy!
Here's the link to those sacred memories of 236 years ago, at WLSO.FM: