Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

Independence Day, 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 (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.

Wishing you a Happy 4th!


Ivory Spring said...


And same to you, dear friend!!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy 4th of July Jocelyn!

Tammy said...

Happy 4th of July


Happy Independence weekend my sweet friend! Wish you and yours many blessings. Thanks for the lovely and kind comment.