Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Independence Day

Independence Day, is one of the most important federal holidays in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Many people remember the popular quote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence

However, later in the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson spells out in detail why the Declaration is necessary: 
  •  "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." Declaration of Independence
  • "A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people." Declaration of Independence

Our Founding Fathers undoubtedly knew the gravity of the Declaration. In a letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, John Adams stated, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. www.masshist.org

Keeping Mr. Adam’s vision alive, The Loganville American Legion #233 will host a July 4th Parade on Wednesday, July 4th  at 9:50am down Main Street in the City of Loganville! www.loganvillejuly4thparade.com

"Both the Newton County Judicial Center and Walton County Government Building will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, for Independence Day and will reopen on Thursday, July 5, 2012."   http://alcovycircuit.com/

The Law Office of Christine M Bechtold, LLC will also be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in honor of this wonderful holiday, so be sure to call or email the office prior to the 4th to set-up your free initial consultation. 770.466.2700 Christine@Bechtold-Law.com

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