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Independence Day 2006

Independence Day, July 4 is America's most patriotic holiday, but it's a holiday that almost wasn't. We all know that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, and thus, we celebrate Independence Day on July 4 of each year. But, what most people don't know is that the resolution, calling for independence from England was passed on July 2, 1776.

John Adams was ecstatic and he wrote his wife that generations to come would celebrate July 2 as the birth of American independence. He was wrong. The day of celebration has become, not the day the resolution passed, but the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.

This patriotic message was brought to you by National Veterans of Foreign Wars of United States and its Auxiliaries and local VFW/LAVFW Post No. 6672.

Web posted on Thursday, July 6, 2006

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