Celebrating America's Independence
Reported By SSG D.Marsh
Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America
The Founding Father delegates of the Second Continental Congress declared that the Thirteen Colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britian, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress voted to approve independence by passing the Lee Resolution on July 2 and adopted the Declaration of Independence two days later, on July 4.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and
traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
Today the United States is 247 Years Old, making her the oldest sovereign Nation in the Western Hemisphere. Often this day is celebrated with fireworks and celebration to immortalize the war fought to secure American freedom. To another 247 years, May freedom reign!