Posts Tagged ‘Fourth of July’

Independence Day

July 4, 2017

The Fourth of July is the day on which the American people celebrate their independence from Great Britain. It is not actually clear why Independence Day is the Fourth. Congress actually passed the Declaration of Independence on July 2, 1776. It has often been thought that the Declaration was signed on the fourth, but that doesn’t seem to be true. There wasn’t any one time when the members of Congress signed the Declaration and there were a few who didn’t get around to signing it until August. Nevertheless, the fourth is the date that stuck. As John Adams wrote to Abigail.

English:

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.

And so it has been, for the last 241 years. May God bless America and grant us many more years of freedom.

Happy Independence Day.

Happy Independence Day

July 4, 2011

Eleven score and fifteen years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Happy Fourth of July.

 

Weekends of Horror

July 2, 2011

There are three weekends in the year that strike horror and despair in the hearts of all soft drink vendors like me. They are; Memorial Day weekend, the weekend before the Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekend. Not only are these weekends extremely busy with huge crowds in every store and shelves that cannot be kept full, but we have to order in large amounts of product, so much that we spend more time trying to get to what we need than actually stocking our stores. And this is why I have been working 10-12 hours a day all this week.

The horror.


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