“Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States” (Source: Wikipedia)
How to Celebrate
You can celebrate Independence Day by having a picnic or by going to see a parade or fireworks. Whatever you do, remember those who fought for and founded the USA and how they gave us our freedoms.
To celebrate this day, we selected this 1976 Reading Beer Can featuring the Bicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. On the can are the words, “Reading Premium Beer – Bicentennial Collector’s Series”. Below those words is a photo of many symbols of the signing of the Declaration of Independence including the document itself with a quill pen, a portrait of the signers, a bust sitting on top of some books, a uniform, a musket with a gunpowder horn, and a flag. Below the picture it says, “Declaration of Independence”.
Happy Independence Day (7/4)!
Photos used by permission of CanMuseum.com