Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy Independence Day

"I am apt to believe that it 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 shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore." - John Adams on Independence Day (though he thought it would be celebrated on July 2nd)

(the picture is from our town's fireworks display tonight)
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PJ Hoover said...

Happy Fourth to you, too!
Did everyone have fireworks on the Third but us?

beth said...

We had fireworks on the fourth, PJ!

And happy late fourth to everyone!