The truth about one of America’s most beloved holidays and why it is so important.
Every year Americans participate in a day-long celebration at the beginning of July. These festivities typically include BBQs, fireworks, boat rides, and yard games among friends and family. It is a day for people to gather and celebrate the warmth of summer and wear American Flag printed clothing. Now, we don’t mean to get too history-class-esque on you, but we think it is important for Americans to know why we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July.
On July 4th, 1776, the thirteen original colonies came together and proclaimed their independence from England. England had control over the newly-formed country, but as the nation grew so did the idea of freedom from hierarchy that was English monarchy. One of the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, wrote the Declaration of Independence for the American people to sever the tie between England and America. This document is one of the most famous and cherished documents that the United States has and is true proof of liberty.
Independence Day is not just a day to celebrate freedom, but a day to celebrate the values that this country was built upon – democracy, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Independence Day is a day to remember those who sacrificed to create what America is today and to continue to have faith in the idea that we are all created equal.