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 Flags waving and festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts, to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. Honoring all who have fought to bring us to freedom and keep us free.
Bet You Didn’t Know: Independence Day
Did you know New York City has the biggest fireworks display in the United States and that three U.S. presidents died on July 4?
Three United States Presidents died on July 4th.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4th,1826, within a few hours of each other. They both died 50 years after signing the Declaration of Independence. James Monroe died July 4, 1831. All three were founding Father’s.
New York City has always had the biggest fireworks display in the United States until 2015, when Nashville, Tennessee, took that historical record away, by planning the biggest fireworks display in the Country.
As we Celebrate our Independence and Freedom, we thank all who have fought and continue to fight to keep America Free!
God Bless America!
Kelli B 🎉