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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Born on the 4th of July.

America celebrates July 4 as Independence Day because it was on July 4, 1776, that members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.

America’s 2nd president John Adams wrote that the Fourth of July "...ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..."

I can just picture standing at Boston’s Old State House or Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and viewing the reenactment of the original reading of the Declaration of Independence in these revolutionary hotbeds. What a memorable experience!

Have a safe and happy 4th!