Independence Day 2018
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- July 2, 1776 the Second Continental Congress voted in favor of declaring independence from Great Britain. Two days later on the 4th of July delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
- From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. Festivities range from fireworks, parades and concerts to family gatherings and barbecues.
- Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1941.
The team at Lezamiz Real Estate Company wishes you a Happy Independence Day 2018. Enjoy and celebrate the peace and freedom of our great nation.
The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2021 is on Sunday, July 4, 2021; the federal holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5, 2021.
“In sum, he, George III, Sovereign of the Empire, had declared America in
rebellion. He had confirmed that he was committing land and sea forces—as
well as unnamed foreign mercenaries—sufficient to put an end to that rebellion,
and he had denounced the leaders of the uprising for having American
independence as their true objective, something those leaders themselves had not
as yet openly declared.” – McCullough, David. 2006. 1776. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.