Fun fact about the 4th of July holiday. The Continental Congress actually voted to approve the resolution for independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, yet officially approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that July 2 would be the day that succeeding generations “celebrated with pomp and parade, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” He felt so strongly about it that he refused offers to speak on July 4.
However stubborn they may have been, we are grateful to our Founding Fathers. Their brilliant minds, hard work and determination helped create a free and great United States of America. It is the “United” part that we want to celebrate and continue to lift up in prayers. As a united country we are family. We care for the needs of each person. We are strong against our enemies. We are free to pursue our dreams. We have a land created and protected to allow everyone to soar as high as their hopes, ambitions, ingenuity and hard work will carry them. No other nation in the entire history of nations has been blessed by God like the United States of America.
It’s been said that a cord of 3 strands is not easily broken. Our prayer is that our great nation of almost 330,000,000 strands will remain united and strong, true to the vision of our forefathers. We hope that your day is filled with pomp and parade, games, sports and illuminations!