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Closed Monday, July 4

June 29, 2016

 

 

We will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence holiday, and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5. Did you know this is one of only four federal holidays celebrated on the same calendar date each year?

 

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain.

 

On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

 

Learn more about this holiday from the History Channel by clicking HERE.

 

The presentation of the Declaration of Independence

 

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