Today we celebrate Independence Day, a day when we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire. It is a national holiday in the United States and is often celebrated with great fanfare. There will be parades, concerts, fireworks, family reunions, barbecues, picnics, etc. Whatever you do today let us take a moment to give thanks to all who have fought for and continue to insure our liberty, freedom and safety. I hope everyone has a very happy 4th of July today! May God always bless the USA!
Pat Schifini, OSU