Today is Independence Day (USA)

 

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Celebrations include parades, fireworks, picnics, concerts and barbecues. I will be going to a parade in my city. It is about two hours long. I look forward to it every year.

I declare my independence.

Quotes on Independence:

•“You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.”  – Abraham Lincoln

•“Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.” – Abraham Lincoln

•“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Denis Waitley

•“If ever there was a holy war, it was that which saved our liberties and gave us independence.” – Thomas Jefferson

•“Injustice in the end produces independence.” –  Voltaire

• “Independence is happiness.”– Susan B. Anthony

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