Independence Day

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Independence Day

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.[1] Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworksparadesbarbecuescarnivalsfairspicnicsconcerts,baseball gamesfamily 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.

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Comments (10)

Cynthia Smitherman
Emage` Fine Properties, LLC - Chandler, AZ

Lest we forget, we are domed to repeat. Education is paramount!

Jul 04, 2015 04:44 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I saw that too.  Totally embarassing.  My high school history teacher would knock them upside the noggin. 

Jul 04, 2015 05:44 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sussie ... this is very sad and as time goes by more and more so called Americans know less and less about the great country we live in 

Heck ... my uncle Zi seems to know more about "Independence Day" than many others 

Happy Independence Day Sussie and here is a great photo of Uncle Zi at the 4th of July celebration in Roswell New Mexico 

Robert Swetz's uncle Zi in Roswell NM

Jul 04, 2015 05:54 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Cynthia Smitherman this is so true!

Tammy Lankford I was embarrassed by that too.... When people put that on TV or the net it really makes our country look really stupid. 

Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz Yes I know you are right. This makes me wonder what all we don't know that the forefathers new.

Jul 04, 2015 07:09 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's sad when adults have to ask about the significance of today. 

I'm stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy 4th of July. 

Jul 04, 2015 07:57 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Susie - it is sad but don't blame them.  What are children being taught and what is emphasized?


Jul 04, 2015 09:38 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Sussie Sutton  It's so important for us to share with others how fortunate we are to live in this great country.   Teaching history, from all perspectives, is essential, to preserving and protecting our precious freedoms.  Cynthia Smitherman is absolutely right on!

Jul 04, 2015 09:48 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

I recently completed the free 10-part video course on the History of the Constitution 101 from Hillsdale College.  I recommend it.

Jul 04, 2015 03:48 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Debbie Laity thanks for stopping by! The 4th was our 35th wedding anniversary and we just vegged out around the house. Yep we are old.

You are right Grant Schneider and now they don't teach cursive writing anymore. That will soon be a lost art.

Yeah Sharon Parisi history will repeat it self because we don't teach enough of it. Only people who love to study history will know how to avoid wars or win wars. 


Jul 05, 2015 09:42 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Jerry Lucas I am guessing you are a history buff and that this class was awesome! My husband made me love early Roman, Greek, and other histories by being forced to listen to it on the History Channel... The movie 300 had more clarity for me.

Jul 05, 2015 09:44 AM