In a letter to his wife, John Adams, wrote this about future generations celebrating the Fourth of July.
“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shows, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
Love that quote.
And love the romance between John and Abigail Adams, which sustained them through 50 years, 5 kids and a revolutionary war. The original power couple.
So, what are you doing to honor this great anniversary of freedom? Any unusual traditions?