On this 4th of July occasion to celebrate a Happy Independence Day America, let us not forget the price Americans paid for this country’s birth and maturity. Let us not forget the history behind our 4th of July that saw the birth of our great nation.
So, as we enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs, beaches and fireworks, picnics and parks, this short poem and introduction to 4th of July is to remind us how it happened, by whom, and who we really are.
Known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Happy Independence Day America
A Nation Free
Today is a time for fireworks and fun
But we shouldn’t forget its reason.
This is one of the most important days
of the entire summer season.
Today’s the day our nation became free
and the date of the country’s birth.
For so many years we have grown to be
one of the best countries on earth.