The Story Behind Independence Day

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The Story Behind Independence Day

I did some research over the weekend about why we celebrate on July 4th. Here’s a paragraph I wrote about the story behind Independence Day.

         “Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 every year. For most of us, that means grilling out and watching fireworks. But there’s a story behind this well-known holiday. Independence day was the day that John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence. Interesting enough, the rest of the committee that drafted the Declaration signed it almost a month later on August 2. The purpose of the document was to declare American colonies free and individual states. In honor of the Declaration of Independence, we celebrate America’s 239th Independence Day on Saturday, July 4.”

Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a great 4th of July!

-Gabe

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