Sorry for the length, but I didn't have time to write a short blog.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday!

On July 2nd, 1776, a resolution for independence was formally adopted by Congress.  In a letter to his wife, Abigail, future 2nd president John Adams wrote that on this date in the future, there would be parades and great events.  Turns out he was not quite right.

On July 4th, 1776, the final draft of The Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress and so it is that Adams who was called a pillar in the development of independence by Thomas Jefferson many years later, was off about the celebration we now do by two days.

Happy 4th of July, Independence Day!