Let Freedom Ring at this Retirement Community

July 3, 2015

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been 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 (1775-83) according to http://www.history.com.

In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Abernethy Laurels will celebrate the independence of our country with an old-fashioned barbeque on Monday, July 6 at 5:00pm. To join in on the patriotic festivities at Abernethy Laurels, please contact Rob Hartsell at 828-465-8519.