And it IS worth celebrating! We appreciate the struggles they went through, the sacrifices they made, and the hard work they endured to build a country based on freedom. Their decision gives us the freedom to celebrate today.
May I remind you that Independence Day was the beginning, not the end. Declaring their independence provoked armed conflict and increased their troubles. Sure, that trauma was temporary, but it was costly! And no one could ensure how long it would take, or even whether their struggle would be successful.