Happy 4th of July!

Posted: July 12, 2023 at 4:38 pm

American flag by the Elmhurst buildingElmhurst offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed declaring the American colonies independent from Great Britain. The Revolutionary War would follow to enforce this bold step by early American leaders. The 13 original colonies were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

The Declaration of Independence begins with these famous words:

“The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”

We wish all of you and your loved ones a safe and peaceful Independence Day as you pursue life, liberty and happiness.