Over some 200 years ago our great nation was created and formed – a union of thirteen states, each different but each of them with the goal of uniting into one – the United States of America. Our forefathers conceived of a new nation combining the many ideas and goals of a large group of people – the new citizens, the new children of the United States; our ancestors. These people had long endured the tyranny and oppressions of English rule and were now breaking away, being reborn – a chance for freedom to run their own lives – the freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms, freedom of privacy in their homes, freedom . . . All of these freedoms were goals to reach, real human goals – a need in each of their hearts and lives; just as much as a goal then as it is today. We’ve pushed aside our mountains, reached out both feet and found firm ground - stood behind our goals and defended them, met them as one nation, one big family together in a new land – our land.