Today, I saw on Face book a video of adults who were asked what Independence Day was and from whom were we declaring Independence from. Another question asked was name one person who signed the Declaration of Independence. No one seemed to know the answer.
I knew that it was 13 colonies declaring Independence from British Rule and that Thomas Jefferson was one of the signers. Heck look at your paper money most of those guys signed the document! It is a little embarrassing that most don't know the answers.
Wikipedia states this info: "Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., 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. Independence Day is commonly associated 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. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.