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Happy Fourth of July - Independence Day - 2020

By DLG, 07/04/20, 9:45AM EDT

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Wishing all a safe holiday!

Happy Independence Day from the Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Program.

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been celebrated as 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. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.