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Rededicate Yourself To The Ideals Of July 4th

July 4, 2009
Post-Journal

Even before our nation had won the war fought to gain our freedom from Great Britain, Americans began celebrating the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1777, just a year after the Declaration was signed, Rhode Islanders fired 13 cannons to mark the occasion. A year later, with the outcome of the Revolutionary War still in doubt, Gen. George Washington ordered cannons fired throughout the Continental Army - and had a double ration of rum handed out to the troops.

 
 

 

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