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Independence Day

04 Jul

 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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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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9 responses to “Independence Day

  1. easyweimaraner

    07/04/2015 at 6:43 am

    Happy 4th of july, have a wonderful independence day weekend o)
    will your have giant bbq? with burgers and seafood and ice cream? call me for the leftovers please :o)

     
    • PigLove

      07/04/2015 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks brother. Come on over for some grilled steaks and fried shrimp – dads picks for the day 🙂
      XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. philosophermouseofthehedge

    07/04/2015 at 9:32 am

    And John Hancock has a bigger, more impressive grave monument/marker than Sam Adams. (John was always a show off?) Happy July 4th!

     
    • Kate Crimmins

      07/04/2015 at 10:39 am

      I keep forgetting that Sam Adams is more than a beer!

       
      • PigLove

        07/04/2015 at 12:34 pm

        Snorts!! Daddy thought the same thing. Too funny. Great minds think alike. XOXO – Bacon

         
    • PigLove

      07/04/2015 at 12:34 pm

      Who would have thought that!? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. The Canadian Cats

    07/04/2015 at 6:55 pm

    Happy Independence Day Bacon and family.

    Loves yas,

    Shoko and family

     
  4. gentlestitches

    07/05/2015 at 6:41 am

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful country! (waves flag) ❤

     
    • PigLove

      07/05/2015 at 4:36 pm

      aaww thanks Auntie Sharon. Much love your way with lots of hogs and snout kisses from your pignephew. XOXO – Bacon

       

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