Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day!

Stout elderly man in his 60s with long white hair, facing partway leftward 
John Adams

Happy Independence Day!

In 1776, after signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that this act should long be celebrated with great fanfare - and today “We the People” come together to celebrate our nation’s birthday.
 
"I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shows, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." - John Adams, July 1776

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day, we also remember and celebrate the principles that our nation was founded on.

May God bless all who serve to ensure these ideals endure. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday!

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