In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was written even as the British armies were heading across the ocean to our shores. The document’s intention was to justify a revolt against the British rule, and included a long list of charges against the King of England. The Declaration of Independence was authorized by 56 men representing each of the 13 colonies. The signing of the document indicated the onset of official war, although the Revolutionary War was already considered underway.
On July 6, 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to print the now-historic Declaration of Independence. At the time of the first Independence Day, there were 2.5 million Americans to celebrate. By 2014, census data indicates that the number of American citizens has now grown to over 318 million, a testament to the beacon our free society has been through the years. Amazingly, John Adams wrote just after the signing that “this day will be marked by pomp and parades and fireworks.” Nearly 250 years later, the red, white and blue is still celebrated in much the same way – with the addition, of course, of the iconic barbecue or picnic!
Star Spangled Beauty
Nanz and Kraft is ready to help you celebrate with beautiful floral arrangements that reflect American tradition and legacy. Red, White & True showcases an arrangement of blooms in a deep blue vase, sure to make you swell with pride. Star Spangled Beauty displays the spirit of America with classic arrangement of red Roses, white Hydrangea, and blue Delphinium.
Whether to honor a loved one or decorate your backyard gathering, Nanz & Kraft Florists have three Louisville flower shop locations to help you create the perfect July 4th floral arrangement. So don your red, white and blue, wave your flag, and call us at 800-897-6551 . We are ready to help you celebrate Independence Day in style!