Published On: Mon, Jul 1st, 2013
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Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of July 4

Boys Club Seal CC copyCLUB SCHEDULE:

Thursday, July 4 – Fourth of July Holiday

Friday, July 5 – Club Annual Leave Day (Club Employees Only)

Wednesday, July 10 – Managers’ Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 10 – Deadline for Board Resolutions – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 16 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17 – Club Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

The Boys Club will observe Thursday, July 4 as a Holiday.  Friday, July 5 will be an optional Annual Leave Day.  All Club Departments with the exception of the Children’s Home will be closed on Friday.

In 1776, Congress debated and revised the wording for the Declaration of Independence, finally approving it on July 4.  Earlier, John Adams had written this to his wife Abigail:

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 forever more.”

Adams’ prediction was off by two days.  From the beginning, Americans celebrated their independence from the King of Great Britain on July 4, the date shown on the Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

The Cherokee Boys Club wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Fourth of July.

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