234 years ago the United States adopted a document declaring its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. One year later, Philadelphia celebrated the anniversary of this declared freedom, an…Independence Day celebration, with an official dinner for congress, gun salutes, speeches, and fireworks. That’s right. The fireworks show may not have been an elaborate combination of complex display pyrotechnics linked with a synchronized audio track, but, Americans were still celebrating freedom by blowing colorful stuff up in the sky. Yes, the fourth was celebrated just one year after its actual inception and now, as we gather with family for our own congressional dinner and amateur fireworks display it is a good time for us all to reflect on our American pride. Proud to be an American…where have I heard that before.
Do you want to know more about this fourth of July hit. Check out Chris Gay’s post on the Rocks Off blog from the Houston Press: