The Fourth of July as many of us know, is a holiday celebrate The Declaration of Independence. It was signed on July 4, 1776, when 13 colonies were declared free and independent states. These colonies would now be free from being ruled over by Great Britain and King George III. The Declaration of Independence was resolved on July 2, and actually said to have been signed on August 2. Imagine if one the other aforementioned dates were the day we actually celebrated, or what if out of the blue, someone decided to change the date all together? Some people are getting goosebumps at just the thought, primarily because it would go against everything John Adams said in his letter to his wife he wrote on July 2. Adams was accurate in his "apt to believe that Independence Day will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the Great Anniversay Festival". It also does, as he stated "it ought to be solemnized with pompt parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward and forever more". (Wikipedia)
Adams set the precedence for how this great holiday would be celebrated for years to come. Subsequently, states began to follow suit and eventually communities, families, and the like continue to celebrate and revel in this day of independence also known as the National Day of the United States. I hope you all will continue to find the silver lining in the clouds despite whatever trying times we may be experiencing and continue to celebrate and commemorate this day in whatever way you can. Please also do so wholeheartedly and safely!
Love and Light!