Once again, we get to celebrate Independence Day, otherwise known as the Fourth of July. And perhaps this year it will have a special meaning for those of us who treasure the Declaration of Independence.
But did you realize there was some disagreement on when we should have celebrated the birthdate of our great nation?
For instance, Independence Day could have easily been celebrated on July 2. On the second day of July 1776, the governing body of the 13 colonies, known as the Continental Congress, voted in favor of declaring themselves independent of British rule, according to History.com.
But it was on July 4, 1776, that the Declaration of Independence was finalized as a written document, and it’s “July 4, 1776” that appears on the document as its official date.
In fact, John Adams wasn’t happy about the choice of dates. He wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, to share his excitement about Congress voting in favor of independence from Great Britain.
In his words, “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.” He so passionately believed that July 2 was the correct date that he refused to appear at July 4th events as a matter of principle.
At Money & Clarity, we get it. We can respect a man or woman of principle. We also realize the importance of details, and yes, they matter.
During this weekend, while you enjoy time with family and friends, we hope you also take time to remember ol’ John and what he and his fellow patriots did. It’s given us a fantastic country full of many opportunities.And speaking of amazing, we would also like to help you create an amazing retirement. You need a team with principles, that pays attention to details, and is committed to your pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.
Call us today at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online for a portfolio analysis. We’ll evaluate your opportunities and their effects on your future. Meanwhile, enjoy a good barbecue burger with your favorite toppings and savor the day.
Nikki Earley, CFP® & Dan Cuprill, CFP®
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