As we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4th, 1776. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson’s most enduring monument. This is a great time to spend time with family, friends, neighbors, and those who have served and are still serving this wonderful country. Enjoy those backyard bar-b-ques and here’s to the freedom to pursue excellence. Have a great and safe 4th of July!