Thursday, July 4, 2013

It's Independence Day!

Happy Indepence Day!
{one of my favorite pics of my big girl from 2007}
Just a bit of history...
"Variously known as the Fourth of July and 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, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues." {source}

You can view interesting and fun videos about the history of July 4th / Independence Day here.

Hope you all have fun and safe 4th of July celebration!

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