Known as either Independence Day or the Fourth of July, the day has been recognized as a United States federal holiday since 1941. However, the legacy of July 4th hearkens back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. In June 1776, members of the 13 colonies, embroiled in their struggle against Britain, created a resolution that would declare independence from their former government. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and on July 4th Thomas Jefferson’s historic document, the Declaration of Independence was ratified.
After the Revolutionary War, Independence Day was celebrated annually in ways that helped the new political leaders to create a feeling of nationalism and unity. The legacy of patriotic festivities became more prolific after the War of 1812, although it was not made a federal holiday until 1870. As time went on, the political import of the holiday lessened, but July 4th became an important celebration of national pride for American citizens.
July 4th has been celebrated since as the birthday of American freedom, with traditional activities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to family parties and barbecues. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Walter Knoll Florists has the perfect floral display to accentuate the festivities with patriotic color. Choose Star Spangled Roses or Firecracker to liven up any gathering, or Celebrate 1776 to really add some patriotic sizzle.
Walter Knoll Florists is ready to provide the red, white and blue for any celebration you have planned. Whether sending a floral arrangement, giving a gift or decorating with American flair, our St. Louis florist has a wide range of options for you to choose from. Fresh flowers bring sparkle to any occasion, and that’s exactly what you need for this American holiday. Call us and let us help you celebrate.