Today is a day that we Americans celebrate the 240th anniversary of our wonderful country. Today is possibly the most important holiday for the United States. A federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the Thirteen American Colonies regarding themselves as a new and independent nation.
They knew full well that the might of the British armed forces would be crossing the Atlantic to attacking what would appear to be defenseless colonies. Until they decided to unite against the British Crown, they still were lacking numbers, arms and training to stand against the British, much less defeat them militarily. Yet they put their signatures, and their lives, their families, their destiny, on the document declaring their independence. They decided against all odds, and even against good reason, to tell the world that “the United Colonies are, by right should be free from the reign of the British Crown.
Today we look back and then head out for a picnic, bar-b-que and then an evening of spectacular fireworks. How ever you celebrate your Fourth of July Holiday, do it safely and responsibly as you get out for a day fun.