Fourth of July Fourth of July is one of my favorite times of the year! I have so many wonderful childhood memories of getting together with family, friends and neighbors to celebrate 4th of July – our Independence Day. There are very few things that represent our independence and freedom more than the United States flag. This will be the 2nd year Pelosi Partners Real Estate Group will bring a feeling of unity and patriotism to our neighborhood. There is just something about seeing flags flying at each driveway to bring a sense of pride to our community. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! Source: 4th of July History Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.