Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day

On July 4, 1776 the First Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In that document the Founding Fathers formally declared our independence from British rule and sounded a call to action that would transform 13 colonies into the Unites States of America.

Americans will celebrate 237 years of freedom today in many different ways. We’ll fly the Stars and Stripes, barbecue in the backyard, enjoy ballgames, spend time with family and friends and, of course, ooh and aah at fireworks.

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