The celebration on the 4th of July each year celebrates Independence Day for those in the USA!
Looking through some of the history for Independence Day I ran across this:
John Adams had written 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.
Although it ended up being July 4th rather than the 2nd, John Adams statement in 1776 was absolutely correct!
Independence Day in the USA is definitely one of the biggest celebrations of the year. With parades, fireworks, and so much more we remember each year what our forefathers accomplished.
Independence Doesn’t Mean Much If You Don’t Have Freedom!
You know if we don’t have freedom – independence doesn’t mean a lot. So for this today I want to thank all of our troops, men and women, past and present that insure the freedom of our great country.
I also want to thank their families. Every mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son, wife, and husband as well as all other relatives, sacrifice a LOT while their loved one(s) is in the service of our country.
Thank you just doesn’t seem enough for the sacrifices made by all – but it’s the best terminology I can come up with for now.
I support our troops and their families and my prayers are always with all of you!