Happy 4th of July!
On July 2, 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, signed only by Charles Thompson (the secretary of Congress) and John Hancock (the presiding officer). Two days later Congress approved the revised version and ordered it to be printed and distributed to the states and military officers. The other signatures would have to wait.
Crowds of flag-waving people, estimated at over 10,000, line the streets of historic downtown Seguin every year for the annual 4th of July celebration. No one knows for sure how long this event has been held…perhaps since 1838 when Seguin was founded on the banks of Walnut Creek! But no matter how old, each year this celebration gets bigger and better! A solemn ceremony kicks off the day with the annual Flag Raising Ceremony in Central Park. Music, speakers, pomp and circumstance remind citizens that this is a day of significance for our country.
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