The fourth of July is the most popular holiday in the United States and is celebrated in many parts of the United States. Every year on the fourth of July, people from all over the country come together to celebrate the country’s independence and the first day of the month of July.
For those who are interested in the history of the holiday, the first recorded usage of the holiday was in 1779, when President George Washington signed into statute the United States Declaration of Independence.
There are literally hundreds of newspapers and magazines that carry the story of the fourth of July weekend, the history of it, and what it represents. I say that because there are dozens and dozens of websites that publish these same stories, many of them sponsored by the National Fourth of July Committee. So much so that it’s easier than ever to find stories in these publications that have been submitted by friends as well as by members of the public.
I don’t necessarily agree with the Fourth of July Committee’s ideas on what the Fourth of July should be about.
The National Fourth of July Committee was founded in 1946 by President Harry S. Truman in order to prevent the holiday from being used as a time for political rallies and festivities. The idea was originally to hold a party on the 4th of July, but that was too politically incorrect for the committee. The idea of holding a party on the 4th of July was later changed to hold a vigil for the victims of the atomic bomb.
The Fourth of July Committee’s ideas were revised in 1949 to hold a celebration of the holiday instead of a political rally. In 1962 the idea of holding a vigil for the victims of the atomic bomb was revised again to hold a private party for the parents of children killed in the nuclear blast. In 1991 the idea of holding a party for the victims of a nuclear bomb was revised again to hold an elaborate party for the families of the dead nuclear bomb victims.
The idea of holding a party for the victims of the atomic bomb might seem a little odd. It’s not like anyone is holding an “observe party” for the victims of the atomic bomb. But that’s actually the plan of the Fourth of July Committee. When you’re a kid, you don’t have to think about anything. You just play with your toys and get ready for a big party.
The concept of the Fourth of July Committee sounds like a pretty bizarre idea, but we think its more a statement about the new year and what we should be doing this year. The idea of having a party for the victims of the nuclear bomb, especially those who have been killed in the explosion, is very fitting. These days it seems like every nuclear disaster is treated like a national holiday, and the Fourth of July is no exception.
The idea behind the Fourth of July Committee is to honor the men and women who died in the nuclear war, but it seems more like a celebration for the Fourth of July itself. What better way to make that a special holiday than with all the games you can play, all the food you can eat, and all the gifts you can shop for? Of course, you could just go out and celebrate with yourself, but that’s kind of a shame.
While you’re at it, why not let your kids dress up like real live Fourth of July participants? Our friends at Nuclear War Games actually have a great tutorial that teaches kids how to make a nuclear bomb, which should be a great way to teach them about the dangers of nuclear war and what to do about it.
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