Summer is officially underway and the July Fourth holiday is just a week away.
Summer is here and it’s a great time to enjoy family, friends and fireworks. Please be careful while enjoying all of the above, especially the fireworks. Here is a list of July fourth events in the greater Charlotte, NC area.
The U.S has a rich history going back to it’s humble beginnings more than 250 years ago. Below is a brief summary of those days leading to independence.
Pressure Washing Your Home or Business this Summer
Is your home ready for summer gatherings? Are the sidewalks, driveway, gutters and siding clean and inviting?
When it comes to exterior cleaning services, the Camelot techs are the local pressure washing experts. They use the softwash technique to safely clean nearly every surface, specializing in house cleaning, and pressure washing sidewalks, patios, decks and driveways. They even remove graffiti and install gutter guard protection.
To schedule a spring pressure washing appointment, contact the office at 704.400.0623 or email a staff member at info@CamelotPressureWashing.com. They serve residents and businesses throughout the greater Charlotte, NC area, including Harrisburg, Concord, Kannapolis, Mt. Pleasant, Matthews, Pineville and Huntersville.
The History of Independence Day
On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, leading to the formation of the United States. The colonies and England had already been at odds for a year when the colonies convened a Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution in a June 7th session in the Pennsylvania State House. That resolution included these now-famous words:
“Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”
These words led to the drafting of a statement presenting to the world the colonies’ case for independence. Members of the committee included famous patriots John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. The task of drafting The Declaration of Independence was given to Jefferson.
On July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress reconvened, and on the following day, the resolution for independence was adopted by the colonies. The Declaration was officially adopted and ratified on the afternoon of July 4.