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postheadericon Happy 241st Anniversary of Independence Day America

Enjoy the 241st anniversary of America’s Day of Independence and all that it brings.

Red Barn Blue Skies Happy 241st Anniversary of America's Independence

241st Anniversary

2017 just happens to be the 241st anniversary of America’s independence from England. On July 2nd, 1776 the Continental Congress took a vote and approved the resolution for independence.

Two days later on July 4th, the historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson (assisted by John Adams) known as “The Declaration of Independence” was signed by representatives of the thirteen colonies. This date has been celebrated as the birth of America since that date and was officially made a national holiday in 1941.

An interesting side note that is on July 4th, 1826, which was also the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, two past Presidents of the United States of America died within hours of each other.

These men were Thomas Jefferson and John Adams – the two men who created and also signed it fifty years prior. A third President also died on July 4th five years later in 1831 – James Moore.

Pet Safety

Please keep the safety and security of your pets in mind during the many celebrations. Plan to keep them inside with a radio or TV on to mask the noise outside. Don’t think they’ll be ok outside just because they have been in the past. As they age their perceptions change and their fears may grow.

241st Anniversary America's Independence Chandler and Celie at Red Barn Blue Skies

July 5th has the unfortunate distinction of being the busiest day of the year at animal shelters in the US. Dogs and cats that have escaped their yards or broke their leashes panic and look for hiding spaces.

If you do lose your pet, check the shelter regularly. Many pets aren’t found immediately.