Independence Day

July 4, 2019 all-day America/New York Timezone
Independence Day @ Poquoson | Virginia | United States

Independence Day commemorates the submission of the Declaration of Independence to Congress.  Whereas the US Constitution sets forth the mechanization, or the ‘how’ of our government, the Declaration of Independence sets forth the ‘why’.  It declares our separation from Britain in 1776, although it would require fighting until October 19, 1781 and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in September 3, 1783 before that separation was formalized.