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4th of July History and Schedule

America is heading towards 4th of July, which means celebration time. 4th of July is the day that marked the freedom of America. In other terms, it the independence day of America.

Usually i used to go around parties and stuff with my friends. The most memorable sight is the fireworks. Man i am dying to see it again.

Any way, this time around there is huge schedule for parade,dance  and party.

History of 4th of July

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch 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 forever more.

Adams’ prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

One of the most enduring myths about Independence Day is that Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.The myth had become so firmly established that, decades after the event and nearing the end of their lives, even the elderly Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had come to believe that they and the other delegates had signed the Declaration on the fourth.[10] Most delegates actually signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776. In a remarkable series of coincidences, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the United States and the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence to become president, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the United States’ 50th anniversary.

Fourth of July Celebration Schedule

Nashwauk-Keewatin All-Class reunion, 6-11 p.m. at Nashwauk Rec Center
Keewatin fireworks, dusk, with street dance all evening until 1 a.m.
Tower Riverfest (concert event with admission charge), 6 p.m. to
midnight at the Tower Marina

Mt. Iron parade, 9:30 a.m.
Tower parade, lineup at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. parade
Aurora parade, 6 p.m.

Gilbert evening parade and street dance, 7:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk
Nashwauk fireworks, dusk, with street dance starting at 8 p.m.
Tower street dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, with fireworks at dusk

Virginia parade, 9 a.m.
Swan Lake Floatilla (Pengilly, boat parade), 10 a.m.
Nashwauk parade, lineup at 11:30 a.m. with 12:30 p.m. start
Side Lake parade, featuring Veda Ponikvar, lineup at 11 a.m. for noon parade
Ely pipes and drums at 12:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. parade and various fun all day
Biwabik parade, lineup at noon, 1 p.m. parade
Keewatin parade, lineup at 1 p.m., 1:30 for Shriner motor display,
2:30 for parade
Virginia fireworks at dusk
Ely fireworks at 10 p.m.
Eveleth street dance, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., with fireworks over Grant Ave at
10:15 (1340 AM “Thunder over Eveleth” simulcast)

Eveleth parade, lineup at 8:30 a.m., parade at 9:30
Buhl, lineup at 8:30 a.m., parade at 9

From THFire  Admin, we wish all you folks  a  great great Independence.

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