John Adams Jr. was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801.

Before his presidency, he was a leader in the American Revolution that led to Great Britain’s independence, and he served as the country’s first vice president. Adams kept a diary and communicated with many key individuals in early American history, including his wife and adviser, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States honoring the United States Declaration of Independence signing on July 4, 1776. John Adams had written to his wife Abigail the day before:

“The second day of July 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”

Happy Independence Day USA! The United States of America will be 244 years old in 2021. Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July by some, is a federal holiday commemorating the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

As this is a national holiday, there are several events planned. Follow this blog to find out with OhCanvas how people nowadays are reminded of the proud history from the 18th century.

A photograph can capture the light pouring on a landscape or the mood on someone’s face. It might be the time of day or the season of the year. Photography, as an art form, is both emotionally and aesthetically captivating.

Images may be saved and presented for years even if they are caught in a split second. From that historic day for all Americans until today, there are a variety of photographs that can convey all of the stories. Now it’s time to view some of them from the past and present.

The parade usually starts at 11:45 a.m. and proceeds along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets until 2 p.m. Marching bands, military and specialist groups, drill teams, balloons, floats, and the occasional VIP are all part of the parade.  Continue reading

The National Independence Day Parade, however, has been canceled this year, according to the National Park Service. Happy Independence Day USA is the moment which you see this activity the most.