Happy Birthday America

Happy 4th of July 

No card today just a quick posting to wish you all a safe Holiday




Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July?

The fourth of July is the birthday of our nation. Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special.


Thomas Jefferson, is the author of the Declaration of Independence. He led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776.  Jefferson and other discontented representatives from the thirteen colonies, voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. It currently resides in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C. 



Did you know? The Declaration of Independence was not signed by all representatives until August 2, 1776. To make it official, John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress signed it. Now, can anyone guess where the saying "put your John Hancock on it" came from!?!

Today, we enjoy the benefits of the freedom which the farmers signed and ultimately fought for. For us, it is a time for baseball, hot dogs and family picnics. Summer is in full swing and life is good.

July 4th is not complete without the parades and fireworks......tho Alaska we do go to a grand display we can't have them for personal use as it's illegal.


More Information:
http://wilstar.com/holidays/july4.htm
http://www.history.com/topics/july-4th
http://www.usacitylink.com/usa/independence-day


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