4th of July Parade
Miss Boise, Heather Mallary,
Mrs. Southwestern, Stephanie Garcia,
Mrs. Treasure Valley, Jill Knapp-Woolsey,
Miss Teen Idaho Intl., Taylor Lybbert
& Mrs. Nampa, Rachael Landon
4th of July, 2010 Melba Parade
Independence Day, or the 4th of July, is probably the most important national holiday in the United States. It commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The declaration is a powerful statement of the American colonies' intention to become an independent nation.
The Fourth of July was declared a legal holiday in 1941, and today it is celebrated each year in all states and territories of the United States. It is a reminder of the ideals on which the United States was founded, and on July 4th Americans celebrate their freedom and independence with great fanfare -- it is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks.