Happy 4th of July; Happy Birthday America; Thanks be to God for Our Spiritual Freedom!!!

In honor of God, Country, and Family… this sermon keeps it all in perspective! Happy Independence Day! Freedom, TROML Baby, Freedom; let Freedom ring inside & out! (Andy Reistetter; 7/10/19; Facebook Updates Cover Photo)

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WOW, not sure I have ever seen a parade like that! Such a great American Spirit in Montrose, PA! Fun time with my friend Marie, aka Ellen Ruspantini Jackson, BCHS Reunion Chairwoman and like 10,000 other Patriots! Happy 4th of July fellow Americans! USA, USA, USA!!! So blessed to be an American! TROML Baby (an exclamation of JOY)!!! (Andy Reistetter; 7/4/19; Facebook Post with 30 Pics)

Independence Day, the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.

“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.”—John Adams writing to his wife Abigail:.

Adams’s prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

By a remarkable coincidence, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the only two signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, both died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. 

Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, James Monroe, another Founding Father who was elected as President, also died on July 4, 1831. He was the third President who died on the anniversary of independence. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872; so far he is the only U.S. President to have been born on Independence Day.

Happy Birthday America!
Thank you Wikipedia!

(Andy Reistetter; 7/3/19; Facebook Post with Updated Cover Photo)

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