In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence.
On July 4, 1776, the final wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved, and the document was published. Independence Day became a paid holiday In 1941.
The first description of how Independence Day would be celebrated was in a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776. He described “pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations” throughout the United States. However, the term “Independence Day” was not used until 1791.
Interestingly, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both signers of the Declaration of Independence and presidents of the United States, died on July 4, 1826 – exactly 50 years after the adoption of the declaration.
Fluorolite Plastics will be closed this Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day.
Have a safe and happy holiday!