Ahhh, the 4th of July – a day designated to barbeque, head down the shore, and see some fireworks! But how many of us lose sight as to the true meaning of Independence Day? In 1776, 56 men (who if caught, could have been executed for treason) signed a document declaring America’s independence from Great Britain. 236 years later, America still stands strong and free.
In remembrance of those 56 men and countless others who built the foundation of our great nation, lets celebrate!!
If you’re going to be in the Philadelphia Area (you know, the place where it all happened!), they began celebrating June 25th. Yep, 10 days of events culminating with the huge fireworks display on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – coming from a South Jersey native, if you haven’t seen those fireworks, you’re missing out!
For those who are staying local, or want to stay in New Jersey, never fear, I’ve found your 2012 Jersey Fireworks Guide! You can search by region or date!
Additionally, if you’re going to the Trenton Thunder game that night, there will be a fireworks display for all after the game!
So, wherever you decide to celebrate, promise me one thing… remember the reason we’re celebrating. What are your plans?
By: Lauren Scarpa