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Happy Independence Day 2017 — Weekend Open Thread

On Tuesday we celebrate the founding of our nation. The Fourth of July commemorates

the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.

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Fourth of July Open Thread

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 Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, EVERYONE!!!

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Happy Independence Day!!! (Open Thread)

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John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, with regard to Independence Day:

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 Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!! (Open Thread)

 

© Miri WTPOTUS July 4, 2012 

John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 4, 1776: 

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the country to the other, from this time forward forever more. Continue reading

Happy Independence Day! Open Thread

John Adams to Abigail Adams

July 4, 1776

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the country to the other, from this time forward forever more. Continue reading