On the fourth of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Even though the actual vote took place on July 2nd, moving forward the fourth became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence. Celebrations across the country include fireworks, family gatherings, concerts, barbecues, picnics and parades. This year everyone will celebrate their freedom with the re-opening of our states post-covid. We have much to celebrate!! Especially our freedom!!