Independence Day, often referred to as America’s birthday, is a celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
The Fourth of July is usually full of parades, picnics, concerts, and of course fireworks. The year of 2020 has given us many reasons to celebrate and be thankful we are overcoming COVID-19. As Americans we come together to celebrate our victories from sparklers and fountains in the driveway to fireworks that light up the night across the nation. This year we will have smaller shows and often a highlight of everyone’s personal celebrations.
Some Fun Facts About the 4th of July:
- The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
- In total, 56 men representing the 13 original colonies signed the Declaration of Independence.
- As president of the Continental Congress, John Hancock was the firstto sign the Declaration.
- At 70 years old, Benjamin Franklin was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence.
May this 2020 celebration be one to remember!