Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence Day, USA

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
"The Fourth of July" is commonly associated with fireworks, barbecues, picnics and other public celebratory events.

The celebration itself is a historical misnomer. American independence was declared on the night of July 2, 1776; however, the Declaration of Independence was not actually adopted until July 4.

The founding fathers themselves thought that July 2 would be the day celebrated. John Adams, writing to his wife Abigail, noted:

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha 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 for evermore." (July 3, 1776) ...

Was the USA founded on Christianity?

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