Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy 4th of July!

Yes, we all enjoy a good barbecue with family and friends, but there is a whole lot more to the 4th of July holiday. Below are a few paragraphs about the 4th of July from the History Channel website to help understand the meaning of the 4th of July holiday.
The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical.

By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in the bestselling pamphlet "Common Sense," published by Thomas Paine in early 1776.

Note that Everything Grows is closed Friday July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July holiday.  We will be resume business on Monday July 6th.  Have a great 4th of July!

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