WE’RE FEELING PATRIOTIC AT OUTDOOR RESORT INDIO!
Outdoor Resort Indio values all our residents and guests, but we’re especially proud so many veterans and active duty military choose to call us home or visit us throughout the years. The sacrifices they have made and continue to make for our country are so selfless, and we’re thinking about them as we celebrate our nation’s birthday this month. Wherever you’re spending this holiday, we hope you’ll join us in honoring these men and women.
While the 4th isn’t technically a military-focused holiday like Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day, you can’t help but think about how colonial soldiers fought to establish our independence. We picture the founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence on the 4th, setting everything in motion, but that didn’t actually happen until a month after independence was voted on. The Second Continental Congress actually voted for independence on July 2nd, 1776, so what the holiday actually represents is the Congress’ adoption of the actual Declaration document. Making the holiday more symbolic is the fact that three of the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe, all died on July 4th, Jefferson and Adams in the same year.
Celebrations of America’s independence similar to our current traditions started right away on July 4, 1777 in Philadelphia, but it took almost a hundred years before the 4th became an official holiday. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the 4th began to be less of a political celebration and more of a patriotic one, leading to family-oriented gatherings like we have today. But fireworks were always a part of 4th celebrations, beginning with Boston and Philadelphia in 1777 and becoming more popular every year since.
The continuing traditions and the patriotism that unites us are what makes this such a great holiday. However you choose to spend it, Outdoor Resort Indio wishes you a safe and happy 4th with family and friends!