I want to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July — the celebration of the birth of the United States of America. Many people today do not understand the significance of the holiday, nor how it came to be celebrated in the manner it is.
I write a column for The Lakeshore Guardian and for the July 2017 I wrote about the history of our celebration and the changes that have taken place since the very first time festivities took place in the year of our independence, 1776. You can read the column by clicking on Celebrating Independence Day, which will take you directly to my column. While there feel free to click on Articles by Grace Grogan which will take you to a 4-page listing of the columns I have done for that paper. There is no subscription fee for the paper so feel free to view at your leisure.
If for any reason you have difficulty using the links above, I have scanned and attached the Celebrating Independence Day column below, which you should be able to click on and enlarge for easier reading.
Wishing you all a wonderful, happy, 4th of July Celebration.