Fourth of July celebrations kicking off

Fourth of July celebrations kicking off

Fourth of July celebrations kicking off

So, please keep those "bangs" to July 4th only. Continue reading to find this out.

To his wife Abigail, Adams wrote: "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America". I would like to celebrate it when it is Independence Day and if we can't go to the celebration then we can invite our friends and talk and play to have fun.

In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday; in 1941, the provision was expanded to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees.

But the use of fireworks in Fourth of July festivities elsewhere actually took a while to catch on.

Safe to say no one thinks it's used in the Pharrell Williams sense (although "Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth" comes kind of close).

This led to the ever-present Fourth of July fireworks all across the country on Independence Day - including Pueblo's annual Rollin' on the Riverwalk celebration with music and, scheduled around 9 p.m. Tuesday, the fireworks display.

We see innovators and business owners thinking up new ways to take on big challenges - like preparing workers for the 21st century economy and fixing roads and bridges. Jefferson declared that the 13 colonies, which had settled in America would be free from British rule. "It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same". "He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly".

They celebrate the Independence day with Thirteen gunshots were fired in a salute, one for each of the original colonies.

It's a day to celebrate and to cheer, the 4th of July is finally here!

Several stores will remain open on Independence Day and Monday - some being in operation for altered hours. The day is celebrated with fireworks, parades, mouth-watering cuisines, family get togethers, picnics and baseball games.

Fifty-six men, who undoubtedly disagreed on many issues, came together, stood against tyranny and bravely founded a free country with unprecedented and unmatched opportunities.

One of the greatest 4th of July parades is hosted in Arlington.

And we have chosen today to wear our red, white and blue striped cape just so you can start (or spend) the day a little bit wiser.

DAVID KUSTOFF is the US representative for the Eighth Congressional District, which includes most of West Tennessee, including Henry County.

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