Happy Independence Day!

The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by the third United States President, Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American Independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks and parades to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. SkyWest Media/Silver City Radio would like to wish everyone a great 4th of July holiday. May you have a safe and eventful day.