Many of us know July 4 and celebrate it accordingly. It is the most revered day in America. However, there is another day that should be as equally revered as Independence Day. That day is today, also known as Yorktown Day, when General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown, VA, on October 19, 1781.
While the American Revolution officially ended on September 3, 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, Yorktown was the virtual end of the war between the British and their former colonists in America (the last of the fighting involved British forces being removed from Charleston and Savannah in late 1782.)
There are many great sites to learn more about this day. I recommend checking them out and learning why today is such an important date for Americans and should be revered.
If you are an American, take a moment to raise a toast to our founders who won the most glorious battle!