Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. 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.
We had a very enjoyable Fourth of July this afternoon. The weather turned out really nice and being outside wasn't miserable. We decided that we wanted to go the easy route this year so we had sandwiches, chips and cupcakes. We popped some awesome firecrackers and enjoyed making the cows run.
Happy 4th of July Ya'll!!