Again, it was for a good cause.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, hardly known as a feminist group, recently dusted off Margaret Corbin - Captain Molly - who fought beside her husband and took over the cannon when he was shot and killed at the Battle of Fort Washington.
The British captured her and then released her. She was given garrison duties at West Point and eventually a disability pension and an honorable discharge.
Her story, too, deserves prominence.
But their service and sacrifices were not the main story. And I sometimes fear we are overlooking the main picture.
The Founding Fathers were mainly White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, although men who were not WASPs - Francis Marion and Charles Carroll of Carrollton -- played intricate roles in the American Revolution.
I view Jefferson and company as men who set the bar so high that they could not achieve it, knowing - or at least hoping - that future generations would.
Making "all men are created" a reality is the story so far of our nation.
Our Founding Fathers laid the foundation for this nation. But the end of slavery would take Union soldiers - 360,000 of whom died, including their commander in chief.
Suffrage to women would take another 55 years, and full rights for African-Americans would not come until this nation was 188 years old with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The key to American exceptionalism is the expansion of rights to all races, all religions, all creeds and sexes - the result of holding itself to its stated creed.
America could have broken from Britain without the Declaration of Independence. But then our nation would have been doomed to mediocrity.
The Founding Fathers wanted better for their new land. They wanted a fresh start for humanity. And that is what our nation became.
On Sunday, we celebrate the 234th anniversary of this declaration - this gift - from those dead white males. May their work - and their memory - last forever.