Thank You to Our Country’s Superheroes: Our Armed Forces
Why do we celebrate the 4th of July with parades, fireworks and BBQ?
It is said that it has to do with a letter that the leader of the American Revolution, John Adams, wrote to his wife Abigail on July 2, 1776, about America’s Independence.
In the letter he wrote,
“This day will be most memorable 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 solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfire and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
Days later, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted by Congress and festivities that began then still take place today.
We’re thankful to live in such an amazing and free country, which is why we’d like to honor Corporal Knight during our reading this week. Remember: students in grades K-12 are eligible and will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Log your hours with Tristar Reads now.