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The fourth of July, also known as “Independence Day,” is a federal holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. Congress declared that the 13 American colonies were free from the British Monarch. They became united, free and became independent states. Americans celebrate with many festivities, including fireworks as a symbol of independence.

Jamie Shapiro

Jamie Shapiro, founder of Companion Services of America, LLC received a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago. Jamie started her career in psychiatric social work at Northwestern University Institute of Psychiatry. Later, she went on to become the Director of Social Services at Belmont Community Hospital where she developed discharge planning procedures to assist staff in identifying potential patients requiring intervention.