– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
It’s hard to believe that July 4th is almost here! For many of us in the USA, we think of cookouts, fireworks, and time with family and friends. Of course, it’s much more than that.
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the document by which the 13 original states of the Union broke their colonial allegiance to Great Britain. It was signed on July 4, 1776.
Now’s a good time for us to dust off those old history books, or do a Google search, to discover exactly what happened almost 250 years ago. I had forgotten that the signing of the Declaration of Independence was not completed until August 1776.
You may want to read a chronology of some key 1776 events or “9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence”. You can order a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence online. Here are two of many sites where you do that: US History and Bill O’Reilly
What thoughts do you have about helping our kids and grandkids remember their heritage?
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