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BVA National Headquarters extends best wishes to all for an enjoyable Independence Day. reports that if there is a group of people who know how to do patriotic holidays with flair and style, it is military and veteran families. The site has a top ten list of what is most fitting for service members and veterans to do on Independence Day. To access the list and read more about the importance of Independence Day, click here or on the button below.

The text of the document formally announcing separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain and the explanation of that decision was approved on July 4, 1776. This Declaration of Independence had been prepared by the Committee of Five, Thomas Jefferson being the principal author. The anniversary of the Declaration’s approval would become Independence Day in the United States.