We’re hearing the sounds of firecrackers exploding, enjoying the warmth of the sun on our skin and we can almost smell the sweet aromas of afternoon barbecues. Everything is set for one of our favorite holidays; July 4th is just around the corner!
The 4th of July is observed in many different ways by people all across this great nation, and we see Independence Day as a time to celebrate our freedoms, liberty and the people we care about. At PeopleFinders.com we are dedicated to helping people find each other so they can make a connection and share the things in life they feel are worth celebrating. Before this Fourth of July gets underway, we’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude to the people who made this special day possible, and so we take a look at:
The History of Independence Day
On July 4th, 1776 the men who would become known as the Founding Fathers voted on and adopted the Declaration of Independence. This remarkable document stated that the 13 colonies, which made up the country at the time, were free from the control of King George III of England. The King was noted for committing injustices such as taxation without representation, keeping a standing army on our soil and giving them excessive authority, and purposefully oppressing the people of this nation.
The Declaration of Independence was read publicly just four days after it was ratified, and the message was met with jubilant approval. News about this historical event spread throughout the world quickly and over the next few weeks 56 members of the Congressional Congress signed copies of the declaration. John Hancock, the Congressional President, signed with a large flourish that many claim was done to ensure King George could read his name clearly
In 1941 the Fourth of July was officially recognized as a national holiday. This July 4th people will celebrate their independence and American pride with a variety of activities. They will attend parades and festivals, host backyard barbecues and gather together for impressive fireworks displays.
Whatever you do to celebrate the 4th of July, we hope you will share a safe an exciting holiday with friends and family. Have a happy Independence Day, and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders People Search blog.
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