Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now called the United Kingdom).
In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day.
Read more about Independence Day here… Click here for the History Channel, video of July 4th.
Fireworks and More in Murfreesboro -Friday, July 4th:
Make sure you attend Murfreesboro's 4th of July Celebration on Friday (July 4th): 10AM-4:30PM "Rock The Pool Party" at the outdoor water park at SportsCom (DeJarnette Ln.). The pool admission is $3 for youth and seniors; $4 adults.
From 5 to 8PM at SportsCom, family activities will take place at McKnight Park (beside the SportsCom pool). Be sure to stick around because at 8PM, the Murfreesboro Symphony will perform a full concert at McKnight Park. Plan to bring your lawn chairs for the concert and the 9PM fireworks display set to music by the symphony. This is all FREE!