Why we celebrate the Fourth of July: a short history lesson

Strike up the bands, cue the fireworks and stock up on supplies: the Fourth of July weekend is now upon us! The great holiday which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 which is observed every year, with great celebration, pomp and circumstance by millions and millions of people across the U.S. Like most of our grand holidays in this country, people will indulge — and in some cases, overindulge — in food, alcoholic beverage, fun in the sun, and general revelry and merriment. I mean, after all, it’s a tradition which we are free to uphold.