Friday, July 1, 2011

The Gift of The Weekend

For most of us, it's a long weekend--and that in itself makes it a good weekend. In addition, Monday is 4th of July where the US celebrates its independence from Great Britain. Check out this excerpt (via Wikipedia) from John Adams to his wife Abigail mentioning the significance of the day...

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more..."

Many people celebrate this day with parades, cookouts, beach trips and more. How will you celebrate the red, white and blue?

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