Monday, July 04, 2011
John Adam's quote from a letter he wrote to his wife Abigail commemorating our Fourth of July, even though our Declaration was completed on July Second...
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.
Either way most July second's are holidays like the Fourth, we just take the whole dang weekend and make it special. Yay for freedoms to do that and THANK YOU to all the sacrifices by the military members and families, including my Marine.
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