Independence Day 2015!
Saturday, July 4, 2015 The United States of America will officially be 239 years old. July 2nd, 1776 is the day that congress voted and declared independence, the final draft of the document “The Declaration of Independence” was approved on July 4th, which essentially declared The United States (at that time the United Colonies) independent from British rule, Great Britain.
On July 3rd, 1776 John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail:
“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
It is a cause for celebration that we remain a free and United States. Even though it is not a military holiday, it is this declaration of freedom that our military fights to protect from any country with malicious intentions towards the US.