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UA-PTC closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day

UA-PTC closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day

June 30, 2022

UA - Pulaski Tech will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will resume normal business hours and Summer II classes will begin Tuesday, July 5.

UA - Pulaski Tech wishes everyone a safe holiday.

History of Independence Day

Independence Day, also known as Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on Thursday, July 4, 1776. The tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).

In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On Tuesday, July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

From 1776 to the present day, Independence Day has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.

The Declaration of Independence can be viewed and read online through the National Archives website.

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