The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. ~Woodrow Wilson
On July 4, 1776 the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, announcing to the world that the 13 American colonies no longer belonged to the Kingdom of Great Britain and were free and independent states. Every July fourth, America celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks, parades and barbecues.
A spirited cookout with friends and family is a time honored Fourth of July tradition; with a little flair and originality you can make yours an event to remember. Send out your star spangled invitations well in advance and start planning a menu of barbecue favorites like hotdogs, spare ribs, hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad and blueberry pie. In addition to little American flags, patriotic streamers and bunting, create decorative centerpieces with red, white and blue flowers. It’s the height of summer and you will have your pick of red and white roses, carnations, lilies and several others while delphiniums and irises provide magical shades of blue. Fourth of July bouquets are also the perfect present for your host if you’re a guest at an Independence Day party.
So, start planning and have a great time this Fourth of July. After all, it’s America’s 234th Birthday!