What better way to celebrate the independence of the United States than by taking the day off from work, grilling meat, and watching stuff blow up. I’m doing the same thing on the blog and taking a vacation.
“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, 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 Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. ”
– John Adams on July 3, 1776 to his wife (via A Tradition of Celebration by the Adams Family Researched by James R. Heintze)
Fireworks display by Agiorgio
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