Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Have a Great Fourth of July!

Fourth of July - Holidays: The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

4 comments:

Mimi Wolske said...

Have A Happy Independence Day Bill

Jerry House said...

Have a great day!

Don Coffin said...

Y'all have a spectacular celebration of American independence. And, if you're having your own fireworks show, be careful.

Rick Robinson said...

Not much celebrated in the South during the Civil War, it seems. Have a great day! Don't eat too much ice cream.