Every July 4 (and sometimes in between) every American should read the Declaration of Independence. It's available in many places on the Internet; here's a good, readable reproduction.
I've always gotten a kick out of knowing that on
Meanwhile, the Founders were signing their names beneath these words:
. . . 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.Still gives me goosebumps. How about you?