Independence Day

Today, we in America celebrate Independence Day; they day we finally cut off ties with Britain and King George III.

The signing of the Declaration of Independence was seen as treason by Britain, and had we lost the Revolutionary War, out founding fathers would have been executed.

Thankfully, that did not happen, thanks to General George Washington and many other brave men and women who sacrificed everything to embrace freedom for all.

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or 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. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

While the United States has been on the decline the past two years, it is still the greatest country on Earth. God bless America.

Since I am stuck at work today, and all you folks are likely enjoying the long weekend, I’m only posting this and the Caption Contest Winners. I’ll resume normal posting tomorrow.

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