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Independence Day

04 Jul

 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

 

 

Today is July 4th – the birthday of our nation. On this day, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special.  Do you know how this date originated?  Here’s a little background information for you:

 Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and other representatives from the thirteen colonies voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. Thus, July 4th is known as Independence Day in the United States. The actual Declaration of Independence is in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C.

And here’s a little bit of trivia knowledge to WOW some of your friends.  The Declaration of Independence didn’t actually get all of the signatures by the representatives until August 1776.  The President of the Continental Congress, John Hancock, had to sign it to make it official.  Have you ever heard of the saying, “Put your John Hancock on it?”  Now, you know where the saying originated from.

Today we enjoy this day by celebrating our freedom.  It’s a time for some good old fashioned baseball, hot dogs and family picnics.  Throw in some parades and fireworks and it becomes a holiday with a bang!

Happy Birthday, America!

 
 

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11 responses to “Independence Day

  1. Basil

    07/04/2013 at 5:05 am

    Thanks for sharing I feel so much wiser now!

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2013 at 9:32 am

      😄 that Rocky is full of information, isn’t he? XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. Caren, Dakota and Cody

    07/04/2013 at 7:38 am

    Have a happy 4th!!

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2013 at 9:33 am

      You too my friends. Be safe! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. From the Desk of MarDrag

    07/04/2013 at 9:49 am

    Happy 4th…and Happy Belated Birthday!! 🙂

     
  4. What's Going on at Mumsy's

    07/04/2013 at 11:40 am

    Happy 4th to you and your mom and dad sweet Bacon! Hugs and snout kisses

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2013 at 11:54 am

      Thanks my friend. Happy day and be safe. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. psquirrel

    07/15/2013 at 12:06 am

    Lol – paws on the nuts of the world; hilarious!

     
    • PigLove

      07/15/2013 at 6:55 am

      Snorts. He is quite the character. So very smart. Journalist Rocky the Squirrel keeps us on top of all of the wonderful and fun news of the world. XOXO – Bacon

       

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