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Friday, July 3, 2015

JULY 3RD

Well here it is again the day before the 4th of July. You sit here and all the commercials are about how you can save money on the very special day. I think we forgot about what it is really for. It is about the day some very great men got together and besides all there differences they signed a very important piece of paper that made us free.


It was a day that we all forget about and we are just glad we got the day off from work. We get to go watch fireworks and just enjoy ourselves. The day they signed this piece of paper I bet there was a lot more going on besides the signing of this paper.

This was taken from Wikipedia.

"Fifty-six delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia signed the United States Declaration of Independence, a statement announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire. Although the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776, the date of its signing has been disputed. Most historians have concluded that it was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed."

It does not really matter when it was signed but here you had 56 people all coming together to agree on the same thing. We cannot get that today with a room full of Senators or Congressman. That is because they are all out for there own agenda and not really looking out for the people. I want to say thank you to the 56 who put all things aside just so we can be free.

Here are the names.
1. John Hancock (Massachusetts)
            9. Stephen Hopkins
            10. William Ellery
            11. Roger Sherman
            15. William Floyd


49. John Penn

Thank you gentlemen.
22. John Hart
24. Robert Morris

1 comment:

Coffeypot said...

Also, it was not signed in one day, and all the men were not in the room at the same time. Some had not even been voted into Congress on July 4th. Travel was slow and not very well handled the 18 Century. But the original document was set out and approved on July 4th. It just took some time to get it signed.

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