I love the 4th of July! I enjoy getting together with friends and family. I love homemeade icecream. I LOVE fireworks. But the true meaning of July 4th is to celebrate our independece as a nation. On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was formaly adopted by the Continental Congress. Interestingly, not a single signiture was added to the Declaration on the 4th. Most of the fifty-six signatures were added by August however, one signer, Thomas McKean, did not sign it until 1781!
On July 4, 1777 Philadelphia declared the holiday of Independence Day and celebrated the day with fireworks, bonefires and bells. Independence Day was not officially declared by Congress as a legal fedral holiday until 1941.
I have two things to share with you today.
First I have a link to the entire text of the Declaration of Independence.
Next I have a link to a sight where you can create your own firework show and it even has sounds! The show opens in a new browser and doesn’t actually load to your computer. You may not be able to view this with dial up!
Enjoy, have fun and be safe!
DONT DRINK AND DRIVE! Get a designated driver.