INDEPENDENCE DAY – July 4th.
On July 4, 1776, after voting for independence on July 2nd, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence.
A well known sentence reads: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
July 4th, has been a federal holiday since 1870. Since 1941, it has been a paid federal holiday. It’s celebrated as the birth of America’s independence at parades, concerts, fireworks displays and backyard barbecues and picnics.
This year due to COVID-19 many of us might be staying closer to home, but we won’t let that diminish the importance of the holiday for our nation.
We wish you a Happy July 4th!