Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

How are you celebrating today?  Here are some suggestions from John Adams. He wrote these to his wife, Abigail, July 3, 1776.*

" 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 Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more"

*Adams Family Papers

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