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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Independence Day

I wish all my American readers a happy and safe celebration of their independence. Wikipedia informs me that the Continental Congress of the thirteen colonies actually voted to declare their independence from the British Crown on the 2nd July, 1776, the date John Adams wrote to his wife "should be commemorated with parades, fayres and feasts."

Congress adopted and signed the actual "Declaration of Independence" on the 4th July 1776 and that is the date that has come down in history as the 'birthday' of the United States.

I am sure I am not alone in wishing the US and all its citizens all the best for the future.

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