RED, WHITE, AND BLUE AT THE BURLINGTON CITY ANTIQUE AND ART EMPORIUM
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence. It took two days of debating and revisions of wording to the Declaration, and finally on July 4th the Congress signed the most important document in the History of the United State of America.
Independence Day today is associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States when we are all Americans. The United States is a melting pot of different nationalities with one common desire: freedom.
Two singers of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both served as Presidents of the United States and both died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. James Monroe, another Founding Father who was elected as President, also died on July 4, 1831. He was the third President in a row who died on the anniversary of independence.
The Emporiums display case will be filled with political items and items of red, white and blue for the month of July. Opened seven days a week from 11am to5pm ( Thur. until 7pm ). Hope to see you during the month and enjoy your Fourth of July!