Wow, wasn’t it just Memorial Day? Patriotic holidays make me all verklempt. I love the things that draw this country together, rather than divide us. Enjoy the time with family, friends, or whatever is YOUR tradition in celebrating the 239th birthday of the USA.
You probably know this, but I think it never hurts to run the facts:
In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence. On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was first published two days later on July 4, 1776. The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence was on July 8, 1776. Delegates began to sign the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776. In 1870, Independence Day was made an unpaid holiday for federal employees. In 1941, it became a paid holiday for them. [from http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/independence-day]
Isn’t it odd that we Americans feel cheated if a holiday falls on a weekend?
How DARE that happen!
I’m mostly kidding. But really!…are we THAT spoiled?