Saturday, July 4, 2009



For those of you that just think that the 4th of July is a weekend for a quick getaway, here's a bit of history for you.

Independence Day a holiday commemorating the adoption of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, that declared the independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

John Adams who was on the committee for establishing the Declaration wrote this days before.

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more”

The date of the resolution for independence was actually approved by congress on July 2nd not July 4th. However the date of July 4th is that date that is shown of the Declaration.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. So eat and be merry.


1 comment:

So said...

Cool Info, a lot of people have really lost what the 4th is about.