The fourth of July or Independence Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This was the date the United States formally declared its independence from Great Britain in order to achieve freedom from British rule. Each year, Americans celebrate Independence Day with parades, barbecues, fireworks, ceremonies, picnics, concerts, baseball games, and family reunions There’s nothing as American as apple pie, a baseball cap, or a Fourth of July cookout with family and friends.<
The Liberty Bell stands as a great symbol of the freedom we cherish as a nation. It first rang on July 8, 1776. It stands 12 ft. high, weighing 2,080 lbs of copper, tin, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1752, was cast with the lettering, “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” Leviticus 25:10. The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose names appear on the bell. The Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations. The bell has been featured on coins and stamps, and its name and image have been widely used by corporations.
If my people, which are called my my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Lord, We thank You for our great nation. We ask Your grace and mercy to continue to be shed upon us, your people, now and for generations to come, until Your return. In Jesus’name. Amen.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!