Fourth of July

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Fourth of July

Hello online family!
The good people here at would like to announce that Independence Day 2022 is here!

It is always good to refresh your mind when it comes to considering the meaning of important holidays. How did our country’s founding fathers envision future Independence Day celebrations? What happened on this day in 1776? Why did John Hancock sign this document with such large letters? Well, let’s have a nice chat about it!

We have this wonderful holiday celebration every year on July 4th to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. This wonderful document is America’s Revolutionary Charter of freedom. This document is the foundation upon which America’s founding principles were written and established.

On April 19th, 1775, the very first shots fired between colonists and British troops happened during the battles of Lexington in Concord. After these conflicts, tension between American colonists and Britain started to climb. On July 2nd, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted for Independence from Britain. Two days later Congress approved the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. This incredible document was written by Thomas Jefferson and edited by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

On July 8th, at the Pennsylvania state house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the first public reading of the Declaration took place. Other readings in Trenton, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania took place later that same day. A printer by the name of John Dunlap printed 200 copies of the Declaration and distributed them throughout the 13 colonies.

It wasn’t until August 2nd, 1776, that the Declaration was officially signed by John Hancock, president of Congress. John Hancock was the first of 56 delegates to sign this document writing in big bold letters! Legend has it that John Hancock signed his name larger than anyone else so that the “fat old king could read it without his spectacles.” On August 4th, after all delegates of the Continental Congress had signed, the Declaration of Independence was made official! The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. Signifying an official act taken by all 13 American colonies and officially announcing independence from British rule. Although this document was originally written by Thomas Jefferson; Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson worked very hard together to make changes. The final draft of this great document was adopted on July 4th, 1776, but the actual signing took place on August 2nd 1776.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

From the good people here at,
Happy Independence Day and God bless America!


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