"It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."
If you're reading this, then you are already, in some fashion or another, a student of history. Our hobby is unique in that everytime we set up a diorama, or paint a figure, or simply sit and think about our figures, we are remembering and paying homage to our history. And to me, that's about as important as it gets. Our national history defines us. Our ups and downs, our wars and our peace times...
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July... of course if you're from a different country, I hope you'll forgive us our feelings of National Pride for a day.