Happy 4th of July 2018

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

As your family gathers to celebrate the birth of our great nation, take time to reflect on the meaning of this annual celebration to commemorate the strength, courage and faith of our founding fathers in pursuit of liberty.

Because of our forefathers, we are able to spend today in joy, celebration and happiness.

Here are a few facts about July 4th:

(1)  Although, Independence Day commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, it was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.

(2)  George Washington did not sign the Declaration of Independence.  Washington was already in New York commanding troops when the Declaration was signed and adopted.

(3)  During the Revolutionary War, things were going badly, that without French help, we would have lost the war and there would be no America.  France provided a navy, troops and 90 percent of the gunpowder the Patriots used.

(4)  It was during the War of 1812 that Uncle Sam first appeared on the scene.  He appeared on supply containers.  But our U. S. Congress didn't adopt him as a national symbol until 1961.

(5)  There has been more than one Liberty Bell.  The first two versions were defective and were melted down and recast.  Our present version rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1835, when it cracked as it was being tolled to mark the death of a Chief Justice.

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Kathy Streib
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Happy Fourth of July, Myrl. And I love the facts that you shared with us!!! Who knew?!

Jul 04, 2018 11:04 AM #8
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We should always appreciate the French for their contribution and say Lafayette we are here.

Jul 04, 2018 11:06 AM #9
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HI Myrl Jeffcoat - I did not know about the Liberty Bell.  I want to get to Philly to see it one day. Happy 4th of July!

Jul 04, 2018 11:29 AM #10
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good afternoon Myrl Jeffcoat,

Happy July 4th Independence Day to you! I love all the facts you shared with us.

Jul 04, 2018 01:33 PM #11
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I learned a couple of things today that I didn't  know. Happy 4th to you and yours. Mike and I are celebrating by staying in, relaxing and enjoying all the great freedoms we share.

Jul 04, 2018 02:00 PM #12
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Learned something new today so as they say the day isn't wasted. Happy 4th  and enjoy your vegging

Jul 04, 2018 02:23 PM #13
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Myrl  this was a fun post to read today!  I didn't know those facts - very interesting. Thanks!

Jul 04, 2018 03:24 PM #14
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Give Myrl a twirl

Jul 04, 2018 03:26 PM #15
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                    Congratulations! You've Been Featured in the group Bananatude!

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Happy Birthday to our country and may it continue to have many many more

Jul 04, 2018 07:19 PM #17
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 I personally wish you and your family a very happy Fourth of July My

Jul 04, 2018 09:06 PM #18
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I hope you enjoyed the holiday. Have an outstanding week.

Jul 05, 2018 05:21 AM #19
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That is a great history lesson Myrl Jeffcoat , hope you had a great 4th

Jul 05, 2018 06:17 AM #20
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Hi Myrl

This was a fun read - wish I had seen it yesterday, but it's nice to reflect  on what yesterday was all about, again!

Hope you enjoyed YOUR holiday, and reflection!

Jeff

Jul 05, 2018 07:37 AM #21
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Thanks for contributing to the preservation of American history!

It was a good and interesting read. 

Congratulations on your FEATURE on ActiveRain too! 

Jul 05, 2018 07:47 AM #22
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Myrl I hope you and your family had a very special 4th of July yesterday!

Jul 05, 2018 06:58 PM #23
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Hi Myrl! I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day yesterday and have a fabulous Friday as well!

Jul 05, 2018 08:57 PM #24
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Loved your very interesting post on the Declaration of Independence facts.  Hope you and your family had a wonderful day, Myrl Jeffcoat.  You were in my thoughts. 

Jul 05, 2018 10:29 PM #25
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Happy July 4th! Independence Day!

Uncle Sam Wants You to have a great Day!!

Thanks for sharing these interesting tidbits!

Jul 06, 2018 01:34 AM #26
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Myrl,

 I learned a few key facts here and knew some others. I hope you had a Happy 4th of July! Congrats on the feature!

Jul 08, 2018 02:35 PM #27
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