Celebrating the Fourth of July
June 30, 2017 | Heather Griesser LaPierre
On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favour of Lee’s resolution for independence and on July 4ththe Declaration of Independence was formally adopted. So though the vote actually took place on the 2nd, the 4thbecame the day that we celebrate as the birth of American Independence.

Although the Fourth of July has been celebrated ever since 1776, it didn’t become a federal holiday until 1941. Now we celebrate the day with festivities from barbecues with friends and families through to parades, concerts and fireworks.

Below are details of some of the festivities taking place in the local area. Celebrating the Fourth of July is something to be cherished. We are blessed to live in a country where we are free. However you decide to celebrate, we wish you a wonderful Fourth of July.

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