By Rep. Mike Sanders — Cookouts; parades; children eating hotdogs; fireworks; red, white, and blue; patriotism – these are some of the things I think about when celebrating the Fourth of July. I also think about the bravery of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. That hot summer day in 1776 in Philadelphia, they declared our independence from the British Empire. Imagine that … 56 men signed their names to a document letting the world know we would fight and face possible death to be free.

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