Happy Sunday and Fourth of July!
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence from the British. More formally known as Independence Day, the Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, which was signed by delegates from the thirteen colonies after their historic vote for independence on July 2nd.
The holiday is celebrated across the country with fireworks, BBQs, parades, concerts, and family parties. Here are how some major cities across the United States are celebrating Independence Day all weekend.
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