Happy Independence Day

DipoTot is decked out in her July 4th finest and ready to celebrate.

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I’ve always enjoyed this quote from John Adams now-famous letter to his wife Abigail after independence was declared by Congress, albeit a couple of days before the July 4th date on the Declaration of Independence.

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 forevermore.

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