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On Sunday, we’ll all celebrate the 234th birthday of our Great Nation . . . but TODAY, July 2nd, actually marks the beginning of America’s independence from Great Britain! The Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence on July 2nd, 1776, and John Adams (our second President) had this to say about the day:

“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.”

He was off by two days because while independence was actually declared on the 2nd, the Declaration of Independence (the document) wasn’t approved until the 4th. We’ve always gone by the date printed on the Declaration — July 4th — but it doesn’t make his thoughts any less inspiring. They still give me chills when I read them.

I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day Weekend. Spend some time with loved ones, see (or launch) some fireworks, and take at least a few minutes to remember those who have gone before us and paved the way for the American Experiment we get to be a part of.

Dedicated to Your Continued Success,

Chris

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10 Comments

  1. Jim says:

    Thank you

  2. Ciaran McArdle says:

    We didn’t lose . . . our soldiers had to go back for pre-season.

  3. Joey Larsen says:

    Thanks Chris
    It is always such a pleasure hearing from you!

    Enjoy your independence!

  4. Sayeed Mirza says:

    Happy 4th. of July 10, the day of Independence, we pray this freedom to the great united people of USA to stay for ever.

  5. Angela Frangias says:

    Thank you, Chris! I hope you have a great 4th of July, too! God Blessed America right from the beginning and He leaves it up to all of us to to keep it that way!

  6. Al Paparelli says:

    Happy 4th of July to you as well!!!

  7. Husni Kuraishi says:

    Thanks Happy 4th of July to you too.
    have Fun

  8. Tony Hamlett says:

    Well said; I appreciate your comments and the reflection on John Adams’ historic words.

    Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a fun, safe, and enjoyable Independence Day Holiday Weekend !!

  9. Carina says:

    I love USA!!!!!!!!

  10. Cyndi Matzick says:

    Thanks for the reminder Chris. Happy 2nd and 4th to you as well!

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