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4th of july remembrance

Updated on July 2, 2011
Originally entitled Yankee Doodle, this is one of several versions of a scene painted by A. M. Willard that came to be known as The Spirit of '76. Often imitated or parodied, it is a familiar symbol of American patriotism
Originally entitled Yankee Doodle, this is one of several versions of a scene painted by A. M. Willard that came to be known as The Spirit of '76. Often imitated or parodied, it is a familiar symbol of American patriotism

As we approach Independence Day, remember...The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American flag flies from the last breath of each


I don’t know where to start. I currently go to college and all week I have been hearing “ah cant wait for the weekend so I can get drunk, at watch the fireworks.” Or “this weekend is going to rock! I’m going to get smashed and party hard.” Do people really think that is the purpose of the 4th? Have they forgotten what the 4th really means? Well here is a quick pro quo:

JULY 2ND 1776

On July 2, 1776, during the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred. This means that we (America) fought for our freedom from Great Britain.

JULY 4TH 1776

On July 4th 1776, just 2 days after our separation from Great Britain the Declaration of Independence was signed.

These actions declared that America was a separate nation and able to make its own decisions and it is responsible for itself, not Great Britain or any other country.

It is celebrated all across America now. In addition to fireworks, people decorate in our nation’s colors, go on vacations and attend family reunions or cookouts. Because of the extended vacations and the increase in traveling, the first week in July is usually the busiest.

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      ashley 

      7 years ago from upstate ny

      Thanks, and ya I will be. Hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend

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      marellen 

      7 years ago

      Unfortunately, that is what the 4th represents to some. Lets be truthfully, most will post a rememberence on Facebook and then go about our day...I hope that most will celebrate with family and friends and watch a nice firework display. I know I will and I hope you do too.

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