Why Do We Celebrate the 4th of July?

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The Fourth of July or Independence Day of the United States, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire. Surprisingly, Congress did not declare July 4 a national holiday until 1870, almost 100 years after the Declaration was written and long after the parties began! We are now 50 states strong and the celebrations continue!

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John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826--the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  For more information:  http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th.

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers; How truly lucky we are to live in this incredible country! The Fourth of July is fondly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

While you are out with your loved ones this holiday know that Glass Doctor of Raleigh’s utmost concern is your safety. It is very important when leaving your vehicle unattended that you ensure all doors are locked and windows fully rolled up. Doing this decreases the chances of auto theft, leaving you worry free for a fun filled evening. If you have any questions or concerns about the integrity of your windshield, call Glass Doctor of Raleigh today. Our specialists are here, waiting to help fix your panes!