PII Celebrates our Freedom this Fourth of July

As we celebrate this 4th of July – we are reminded of the birth of our Nation as an Independent nation – literally the birth of the United States of America.  The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration on July 4, 1776.  We believe that the Declaration of Independence was declared on this day in 1776, but not without controversy and strife.  The Declaration was delivered to Great Britain in that year but not on the 4th of July – possibly August 2nd.  The original is displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  In the early days, this was controversial.  Jefferson and the Declaration were admired by the Democratic-Republican party.  However, the Federalists thought it was too anti-British which went against their political beliefs.  But after the War of 1812, the Federalist party began to dissolve and the Declaration became more inspiring and eventually, our independence was destined to be celebrated.  Nearly 100 years after the original signing, Congress first declared July 4th as a national holiday, in 1939.

Let’s celebrate our independence, our greatness and our freedom – all hard fought for these great United States of America.  Let’s remember and treasure the original intention of this great document and the dreams of the founders.  The legacy carries on “one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”  Because of this, we live free.

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