The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha,
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 Shews, Games,
Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one
End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
-- John Adams (in a July 3, 1776 letter to his wife, Abigail)
Well, not even the Founding Fathers were right all the time.
But July 2, 1776 was the day on which the Second Continental Congress declared independence. The Declaration of Independence, the document that explained why independence was being declared, was adopted on July 4.
So... with the greatest respect to Mr. Adams... maybe we should look for something else to celebrate today instead.
Today is also World UFO Day.
Hey... wait... we don't actually know what happened in Roswell then... not for sure... do we?
Adjust your tinfoil beanie and celebrate. And hope the Grays and the Greens aren't watching....