It’s Independence Day in the USA today, a day when its citizens celebrate and think about their freedom and what it means to them.
I’m actually rather ashamed that I never knew, until I was a young adult, anything about the war of independence and my own country’s role in that. How could I not know that the British were part of it? I remember watching The Patriot and stating stupidly that I didn’t know the British ruled America. That was the tip of a very large iceberg that was my woefully inadequate knowledge of history, world events and our role in it. It also made me question my education – lots!