When Americans celebrate the nation’s independence on July 4, we commemorate one of the most important moments in American History. On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted! As with all holidays and occasions, our team of designers at Julia’s Florist creates unique floral arrangements to help you decorate every area where you and your family gather to celebrate.
American Traditions – Exactly What John Adams Envisioned
The day before the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, John Adams wrote to his wife, telling her that he believed future generations of Americans would celebrate July 2 as an Anniversary Festival. According to excerpts of the letter that appear on the Massachusetts Historical Society website, he referred to it as the “most memorable Epocha, (sic) in the History of America.”
He shared suggestions about how people should celebrate, explaining that the day “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this continent to the other from this Time forward and forever more.” (sic)
His suggestions are just as relevant today as they were in 1776. The war ended in 1783, and North Carolina’s Governor, Alexander Martin became the first to issue an official order declaring that July 4 would be the day on which to celebrate the country’s independence.
When you’re fortunate enough to live in a spectacular place like Wilmington, you don’t have to go away to go to the beach. All over America, people leave home in search of beaches and beautiful places to spend the long July 4 weekend with family and friends.
Whether you’re packing a picnic or having a fabulous barbecue in classic North Carolina style, entertain with flowers that are inspired by the significance of the day.
Our Stunning Beauty floral design is a magnificent way to commemorate the Fourth with vivid, elegant blooms. Its red roses and carnations, pink Stargazer lilies, purple iris and white Monte Casino make a beautiful, fresh centerpiece for a picnic table or formal dining room.