Even though I feek slightly embarassed that only 58% (or so) of us knows the year of our independence. And,
only 76% of us knows from what country we GAINED independence.
Does this distress me? Yes, a little. What it says to me is that the under 30 demographic does not study history enough and does not take their citizenship seriously enough. (I say that because the most ignorant group -- yes a harsh word -- was among the under thirty crowd). We need better education, better teachers, more emphasis on history, especially as it relates to our own birth as a nation and more responsibility as citizens to learn about our past.
Enough said! Or is it? Come to think of it, I am a little ashamed of us. We can do better. We've been soft and haven't demanded enough of our kids, a subject that I expound on in much more detail in my blog, "Where's the Sacrifice," dated 05-16-11.