The Fourth of July is the quintessential American summer holiday, celebrated across the United States with parades, backyard barbeques, picnics, and fireworks. It’s a day that commemorates the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
My name is Jordan-Leigh Frank. I am 33 years old, have been married for almost 7 years, and we have three beautiful children together ages 5 and under. I work part-time, lead middle and high school youth at our church with my husband, and am about to start the journey of homeschooling. My family is my world.
The story of freedom on June 19, 1865 is an integral part of the story of America, and the key elements of the American identity are the shared ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These ideals are not dependent on a shared bloodline or ancestry.