Monday, July 04, 2011

How Much Do You Know About America's Independence?

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When the 4th of July rolls around, everyone thinks of cook-outs, fireworks, and red-white-and-blue, but how many of us know what we're really celebrating?  America's birthday?  Independence?  Freedom?

One of my friends on facebook shared a link to this article - 10 Things You Might Not Know About America's Independence - and I thought it was really interesting.  There were several things I didn't know before, or else I had forgotten.  It's been a while since I went to school!  Did they even teach this stuff in school?

I especially love that the very first resolution brought before the First Continental Congress, and immediately passed, was the declaration that they would open every meeting with a prayer.

About those fireworks - have you ever wondered how fireworks came to be part of the 4th of July celebration?  I didn't know that fireworks have been part of the celebration since the very beginning, back in 1776.  That's a tradition I  really like!  along with the prayer.
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