The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. The tradition of Independence Day celebrations date back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. This historic document was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

We at Patriotic Excursions celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave. We give thanks to all those who have and continue to make this possible. We salute those who serve.

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