For the past decade, my wife and I have had a tradition of watching "The Patriot" on July 4th. I never get tired of watching the portrayal of sacrifice and courage that won this country its freedom.
The movie is placed in the southern colonies. Growing up, I didn't learn much about the war beyond Virginia. I'm not sure I ever heard about the war in the southern colonies. The movie challenged me to do a little research to fill in the empty spaces in my knowledge of US history.
The more I learn, the more I appreciate this great country. I hope you take a little time over this holiday weekend to say thank you to someone serving in the armed forces and to offer a prayer of thanks for the freedom we all enjoy. Happy July 4th. Let Freedom Ring!