Independence Day brings backyard barbeques, fireworks and patriotism. Celebrating the Fourth of July also gives us the opportunity to give thanks to those who have given their lives for our independence and to those who continue to fight for our freedom every day.
Did you know that the celebration of our independence started way back in 1776?
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 (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On 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. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. Read more about July 4th history here on history.com.
All of us at Titus Built wish you and your family a safe and Happy 4th of July!