It is a tradition in the United States to celebrate the anniversary of American Independence every July 4th. It is a Federal, State and Local Holiday and many families attend parades, picnics, fireworks shows and patriotic events.
Although the resolution of independence was effectively adopted by the
Second Continental Congress on July 2nd, 1776, our founding fathers felt
that it was important to draft a document that more fully explained the basis and reasoning for their action.
After debate and revision, the
resulting Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, the day we now celebrate every year. Drafted over two hundred years ago, it is a reminder today of the reasons, rights, wrongs and lofty goals for which our country was founded. A reading of this famous document can be played below.
Throughout the Cold War and even today, conflict continues to remain throughout the world. Some might say it is part of human nature. At the Cold War Air Museum, we cannot solve the world's problems or change the nature of man. But as a museum, we can help preserve and present the lessons of history that might help some future student or leader better understand the world in which we live.
Have a safe and happy 4th! Tomorrow the MI-24 will be attending the Thunder Over Cedar Creek