From fireworks lighting up the night sky to hot dogs and burgers sizzling on the grill, the 4th of July is a celebration of all things American. It is also a day to appreciate and reflect on the values that we often take for granted—freedom, independence, and justice for all.
Read on to learn the history of Independence Day, why we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, and how you can celebrate and reclaim your freedom and independence with an Acorn stairlift.
The 4th of July History:
The 4th of July, or Independence Day, is celebrated because it is considered the day that the United States of America became independent from Great Britain. This is because July 4 was the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the official document stating the country’s independence, written mostly by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776.
In 1870, the U.S Congress made the 4th of July a federal holiday. This was followed in 1941 by an expanded provision to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees.
Why do we Celebrate with 4th of July Fireworks?
Fireworks on the 4th of July have been a tradition since the first organized, annual celebration of Independence Day that took place in Philadelphia in 1777. In honor of the 13 colonies, a ship’s cannon fired a 13-gun salute. Later on that night, the Sons of Liberty also set off fireworks over Boston Common.
The Pennsylvania Evening Post described the celebration as follows: “At night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks (which began and concluded with thirteen rockets) on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated.”
Celebrate Newfound Independence and Freedom in Your Home with a Stairlift
Do you feel like your liberty to roam freely about your house has been limited because of a steep staircase? Acorn Stairlifts believes that everyone is entitled to the right of mobility, independence, and freedom to move at will throughout their beloved homes. With the help of Acorn Stairlifts, you can start reclaiming the independence and freedom you long for in your life and home.
Acorn stairlifts are one of the safest, most dependable products of all of the stairlift companies, equipped with the most up-to-date safety features and 24/7, 365-day-a-year stairlift customer service. Acorn’s stairlift selection includes models for staircases indoors and outdoors, straight and curvy, long and short so that all members of your family can join in the 4th of July barbeque.
Contact Acorn Stairlifts to Get Your Free Quote
To start reclaiming your independence and mobility or help your loved ones live their lives to the fullest, look for an Acorn Stairlifts near you and contact us today. Acorn offers each person even considering investing in a life-changing lift a free, no-obligation quote and home survey in which an Acorn representative will provide you with personal stairlift advice and your stairlift price.
Choose to give you and your loved ones’ lives a lift with an Acorn stairlift today.
Happy 4th of July!