Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

This is where it all started!

Did you know that we should actually be celebrating our independence on July 2nd??? That is when the Continental Congress voted for independence and refined the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was read to the public on the 4th of July and that is why we celebrate on that day, but we officially declared ourselves independent from England on the 2nd! Isn't history cool.

Happy 4th of July America!

12 comments:

T'Abby Normal said...

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

i will send dat infermashun to mi mom so she can tell her stoodentz nex yeer.
history iz verree cool!
i wish i lived in southern cal-i-for-ni-a. i wood send mi mom to a get-togedder!
luv--jh

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Happy July 4th! :)

Parker said...

Happy 4th you guys!

The Island Cats said...

Happy 4th of July to you!!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Beethoven said...

Have a happy 4th of July!

Ariel said...

Very interesting I never knew that.
Happy 4th Of July :)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was fascinating about Independence Day.

You are right--we are not in New York but we are not in Paris either. There is another Lady Liberty and she's close to home... (mine)

Chey

Lux said...

Those are some interesting facts about Independence Day!

Have a happy one!

Fat Eric said...

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!

Fat Eric

(waving a Union Jack!)

Mickey said...

That is a cool fact!! It would be neat to have Canada Day on the 1st and Independence Day on the 2nd! heehee
Purrs Mickey

Derby said...

Happy 4th.