Liberty, the whole idea behind Independence Day. It's easy for the real meaning of the 4th of July to be lost. Picnics and parties are fun, but it would be weird if we ever got to the place that kids didn't know why we celebrate the 4th of July. After all, many people don't know the reason behind some of the holidays they celebrate. And in school they are not teaching history from the beginning, just from a certain year on.