"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch 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 shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."
Our preacher read this part of the letter John Adams wrote to his wife yesterday in church and the part about guns caught my attention because something John and I always try to do is shoot guns on Independence Day! So I *love* this letter and will remember it for a long time that the founding fathers always intended for us to have guns and enjoy them!
Praying for God's protecion, love, and rain on your Independence Day!