On this day, July 4, 1776, two great men, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and “the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States,” brought freedom from Great Britain to the United States .
To Thomas Jefferson, known in history as the author of the Declaration and the third United States president, thank you for your written words:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…
To John Adams, second United States president, thank you for your written words:
I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory.
Both of these men, undoubtedly are powerful historical figures that helped shaped a great nation we know as the United States of America. It may be a simple coincidence but, both these men passed from this life on July 4, 1826, the 50th Fourth of July anniversary celebration.
May you rest in peace, Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Adams.
America celebrates the Fourth of July with great festivities…beautiful firework displays…parades and carnivals…picnics and barbeques…baseball games and concerts…family reunions…and many more happy celebrations.
~May you have a blessed, safe and happy Fourth of July.
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