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Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Politics, Society | 1 comment

The Second Day Of July

Although certainly I will be posting this Wednesday it is worth noting that it was on this day 236 years ago, July 2nd, 1776 that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence thus giving birth to the greatest nation on Earth.

John Adams wrote to his wife

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

Or for many of us from his childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW8aS9fEBIo&list=PL5E230B9A1732C6D0&index=3&feature=plpp_video

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