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Independence Day Week – This Date in History, July 2nd

Independence Day Week – This Date in History, July 2nd
As relevant today as ever.

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Independence Day Weekend – This Date in History, July 2nd

As we in the US celebrate Independence Day, let’s step back in time to our First Independence Day and look at another memorable day in 1863. We have much to be thankful for. So many have sacrificed. May we never forget!

Rich Weatherly - Author

Brave men chose liberty and freedom on this day once at the start of this nation and again 87 years later.

It took great courage. Please consider:

Notes on the Declaration of Independence
July 1-4

During these four days in 1776 Congress worked to draft the declaration. It was revised and debated over this period.

Did you know, what happened on July 2nd? The the Second Continental Congress made the declaration, the United Colonies to be independent of the British Empire. It took two more days for the formal Declaration to be ratified.

1863 Battle of Gettysburg Day 2

Late in the afternoon Col. Joshua Chamberlain, a seminary graduate and school teacher, is in command of the 20th Main Infantry, V Corps of the Union Army. He has ordered his troops to take a position on Little Round Top at the south end of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Confederate Gen. Longstreet’s…

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