I hope you had a fantastic Independence Day. I feel very thankful to live in a free country such as the United States. Sure it has its problems, but in my opinion it is still the best place to live in the world. While 4th of July is usually associated with fireworks, family get-togethers, barbeques and the like, it is also good time to reflect upon the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, 228 years ago. Most of those men sacrificed home, business, family and even their lives as a result of signing that document. We all owe a debt of gratitude to these as well as the men and women today who live and die to protect the freedoms we so often take for granted.