The 4th of July holiday is a great time to honor those that have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. It’s also a great opportunity to reflect about what we’re truly grateful for. Here’s my abbreviated list. Feel free to share yours too!
- Freedom that people in other nations don’t have
- Loved ones
- My career
- My side gig
- My health
- My church
- Mother nature/outdoors
- Food to eat and water to drink
Cool Facts About the 4th of July
- If you’re not sure why we actually celebrate this holiday, it’s to recognize the country’s independence as a nation which occurred in the late 1770’s. A document called the Declaration of Independence was finalized on July 4th, 1776 and this document outlined the independence of the United States from Great Britain. To this day, it can be viewed at the National Archives in Washington DC.
- July 4th became a national (and federal) holiday in 1870.
- Our flag was adopted in 1777 and the nation’s Capitol has a flag program that’s been in operation since 1937.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July, my friends! 🙂