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There are Lots of Independence Day Activities but What is this National Holiday Really All About?

declaration_of_independenceThe Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4th, 1776.

The Declaration of Independence was developed by “the committee of five” and was drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776. It is considered the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson’s most enduring monument. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson’s exalted and unforgettable phrases expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in “self-evident truths” and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country. CLICK HERE to read the complete text of the Declaration of Independence.

Today we celebrate this momentous occasion in American history with festivals, cookouts and fireworks.

Here’s where you can we go to enjoy the holiday starting this weekend?

June 28th – Murphy Sounds at Sundown Summer Concert (Murphy) – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

June 28th – Red, White, & Sousa (Colleyville) – 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm

June 29th – Celebrate Freedom (Parker – Southfork Ranch) – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

June 29th – USA Celebration (Allen) – 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

June 30th – Freedom Fest (Rockwall) – 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

July 3rd – Red, White & Blue Blast (Sachse) – 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

July 3rd – Kaboom Town Fireworks Display (Addison) – 5:00 pm – Midnight

July 3rd – Independence Day Fireworks Celebration (Irving) – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 3rd – Stars and Stripes (Southlake) – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

July 4th – Red, White & Boom (McKinney) – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

July 4th – Star Spangled Fourth (Firewheel Town Center – Garland) – 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

July 4th – Frisco Freedom Fest (Frisco) – 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

July 4th – Family 4th of July (Richardson) – 6:00 pm – 10:15 pm

July 4th – Fireworks on Main (Rowlett) – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

July 4th – Fair Park Fourth (Dallas) – 4:30 pm – 11:30 PM

July 6th – Wylie Jubilee – Bluegrass on Ballard (Wylie) – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Here is part of Sachse’s 2012 Red, White and Blue Blast fireworks show

Enjoy your Freedom, enjoy your Family, and enjoy your Independence Day!

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