When I was growing up, this holiday we now call ‘4th of July’ was almost always referred to as ‘Independence Day’.
That is because it was created initially as a day to celebrate our freedom from the British Monarchy. July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, although the tradition of celebrating Independence Day goes back much further than that.
My book, The Dove and The Raven takes place during the latter years of the American Revolutionary War–that time in our country’s history when we were battling for our freedom to be in independent nation. I have ancestors who fought in that war, and I think of them every time this holiday rolls around. I’m sure they’d be distressed to see how so many folks in our country are unappreciative of the freedoms they fought so diligently to obtain.
If you are interested in reading a Christian Historical novel (with a little romance thrown in), but sure to stop over to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy of The Dove and The Raven. It’s perfect reading for this holiday weekend!
And it doesn’t matter whether you call it ‘4th of July’ or ‘Independence Day’ — either way, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday with your family!