Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Birthday America!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday (in America).
Today, we celebrated the Birthday of the Country. People often forget the reason for holidays, although I think July 4th is less forgotten than most. I guess we get so caught up in our day-to-day lives that it is difficult to remember that Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service, not just the beginning of summer. Labor Day is not just the end of summer, it grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882.
Independence Day celebrates the birthday of the United States of America. Founded July 4th 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America is celebrating it's 229th birthday this year (2005)On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream.

Let's not forget the reasons for the holidays.

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