A fuse is lit and a shell is heaven-bound as a symbol of a revolution that was much greater than a war. These instantaneous fuses are lit because the fuse of the American Revolution never burnt out. As a curtain of fireworks spreads and illuminates the sky, it serves as a reminder of the ideology that every American was destined to inherit when the Declaration of Independence was signed and defended.
The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. ~ Woodrow Wilson