Happy Independence Day
Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a busy time for me and my family, and a joyous time for us as a country. It was on this day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 members of the second Continental Congress, and the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Many Americans celebrate this day by shooting fireworks, attending patriotic-themed parades, going to fairs, sporting events, or family reunions. Georgia is no different, and uses its many attractions to honor this special day.
Atlanta will host the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race, as it has every year since 1970. This is a tradition that many Georgians, as well as people across the nation look forward to; there is a patriotic laser show at Stone Mountain, a special fireworks viewing at the Georgia Aquarium, as well as at Centennial Park. With so many celebrations happening, it can be easy to forget how many people gave their all for our freedom. I want all of you to celebrate this joyous day with family traditions and have a restful day off of work, but I also want to challenge you to remember the sacrifices of our great military that fought, and continue to fight to keep our country free. From my family to yours, have a safe, and happy Independence Day.
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