It never should have happened. A rough collection of thirteen colonies should never have been able to defeat the largest empire in the world. Britain had the best army, the best navy, and seasoned commanders. America had the light of freedom illuminating the hearts and souls of her soldiers and citizens.
That light still beckons people to come here and enjoy the liberty our forefathers fought so hard for. May we always be thankful for their courage and determination, and may we guard those freedoms vigilantly ourselves.