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John Adams

October 30, 1735 - July 04, 1826
"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the history of America. 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 forevermore."source: Letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776, (The Declaration of Independence was voted upon July 2, but signed on July 4).independence, our nation's holiday, God, national freedom, liberty

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