Gearing Up For The Fourth Of July
Gearing Up For The Fourth of July
Every year we find ourself gearing up for the fourth of July, making plans and executing tremendous events in order to celebrate for independence day. No, I’m not talking about aliens coming to attack and Will Smith shutting them down. I’m talking about the celebration of our independence day as a nation that in 1776 gained our independence from Great Britain. The holiday became a federal holiday in 1941. On that July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. during the summer of 1776 some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III, as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty. I always thought that is was kind of humorous that they held the mock funerals prior to the actual celebrations that we currently use.
Falling in mid-summer, the Fourth of July has since the late 19th century become a major focus of leisure activities and a common occasion for family get-togethers, often involving fireworks and outdoor barbecues. The most common symbol of the holiday is the American flag, and a common musical accompaniment is “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States.
Here at Gulf State Homebuyers are giving our best wishes and a bit of history before the day sneaks up on us quick. Wishing all the families safety and fun through the holiday and gearing up for the fourth of July.
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