Happy 4th of July!
Tomorrow many of us will be going to barbecues, watching the fireworks and eating yummy food. But let us not forget that there is more to this holiday. Here is a bit of info on the meaning of the 4th of July:
Who: the Second Continental Congress
What: the Declaration of Independence
Where: PhiladelphiaWhen: July 4, 1776Why: to declare the Thirteen colonies “Free and Independent States… Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown” of King George III
Thomas Jefferson, at the age of 33, laid the cornerstone of the United States of America. Though the Declaration of Independence, or, as it was known at the time, “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,” holds no legal standing, it stands at the head of the US Code. The signed copy resides in the National Archives in Washington, DC.
God bless the U.S.A.
And I also thought that I would share some yummy recipes that I found online for those of you who will be hosting or attending some type of patriotic-themed get together. Have fun!
And one more thing. I want to share that my sweet husband asked me to marry him on the 4th of July. We were on the rooftop of a residential building where I used to live in New York City. We were watching the Macy's Fireworks when he shocked me when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I am proud to say that we have been happily married for 20 yrs. :-)
Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend everyone! Be safe!