just want to stop a minute and wish everyone a happy July 4th! I hope your day includes a noisy parade and
noisier fireworks. I think once in a
while we just need to cast aside our dull, grown-up personas and cut loose! So get out there
and spend your money on fireworks, get a little BBQ on your chin, get in
the watermelon seed spitting contest, and put on that silly Uncle Sam hat.
the spirit of the day, I did a little checking about the history of
Independence Day. Guess what? They didn't tell us the whole story in grade
school! In case you're interested, read
on to find out what I discovered:
original resolution (to cut the apron strings from Mother Britain) was
introduced to the Continental Congress on June 17, 1776.
Thomas Jefferson and a willing committee put their heads together to polish up
a formal writing for the grand announcement.
actual resolution was approved on July 2 but the Declaration of Independence (a
separate document) was adopted on July 4, 1776.
took days, weeks, and in one case, years before all the signatures on the
Declaration were in place. Thomas McKean
didn't get his signature on the page until 1781!
one year after the Declaration was approved, Philadelphia held a huge birthday
party for the infant republic. But the
first official (by legislative act) celebration was held in 1781 in
friends, class is over. Eat, drink, and
be merry! Independence is worth
Author:Darbi McGlone Phone: 225-413-6305 Dated: July 2nd 2013 Views: 682 About Darbi: As a little girl, Darbi grew up around Real Estate. Her mother had been in the Real Estate business ...
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