Happy 4th of July!
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. On this day 242 years ago, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were free of British rule and will govern themselves.
Although the Congress voted for independence two days earlier, on July 2, the final document was not revised and completed until July 4. On that day, newly independent Americans celebrated with bell ringing, bonfires, and speeches, the same way they used to celebrate English holidays, such as the King’s Birthday.
The meaning of Independence Day grew over time, from being mostly a political event to a national celebration of everything that makes the United States a unique and beautiful country. Parades, barbeques, parties, and fireworks are all a part of the great holiday we celebrate every 4th of July to commemorate our Founding Fathers.
“NFFE is the oldest federal union, now in its 101st year,” stated Randy Erwin, NFFE National President. “We are engrained in the fabric of the history of the United States, and for more than a century, NFFE members continue to play a vital role in its progress. Together, we lay the foundation from which future generations will prosper.
NFFE is honored to represent hard-working Americans who have dedicated their lives to serving their fellow citizens. On behalf of the NFFE family, I wish you and yours a very safe and happy holiday.”
NFFE National President