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Monday, June 22, 2020
Independence Day
independence dayThe Fourth of July is an important day in American history. Independence Day is a day to honor our ancestors’ courageous fight and the many men and women who continue to protect it. Their sacrifices allow us to be free.

All 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson to officially state independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. The adoption of the document is now known as the birth of the United States of America. In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday for the celebration of the independence from Great Britain’s Rule. Over time, the political importance declined but the holiday is still an important day for patriotism and a day of remembrance of what our ancestors sacrificed for freedom.

Today, people celebrate with fireworks, parades, cookouts, dinners, and parties. While the political meaning may have died down with time, the celebration among family members and friends of our country and the great nation we have become will never die down.

Remember to be safe and have a great time celebrating our country!

If you would like to learn more information about Independence Day, click here.

Columbus Water Works would like to wish you a Happy Independence Day!

In recognition of Independence Day, Columbus Water Works will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020. If you experience a water related emergency, please call 706-649-3400. Emergency crews will be available.

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