* Irene's Country Corner * - Happy Fourth of July
On July 4th, all Americans celebrate
the Independence Day. It is the national holiday of the United
States in commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of
Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in
is located in the Southeast of Pennsylvania, on the Eastern coast
of the United States and about 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
It is the largest city of the state and the fifth largest city
of the country.
was founded by William Penn, an English Quaker leader, to whom
this piece of land had been granted by Charles II of England
in 1861. In 1683, Philadelphia became the capital of the newly
created colony of Pennsylvania.
played a very important role in the events which led to the American
Revolution (1775-1783). The First Continental Congress was formed
in Philadelphia in 1774, where delegates from the colonies met
from 1774 to 1776 and it was there that the Declaration of Independence
was signed on July 4, 1776.
Fourth of July Menu
my Fourth of July pages and come back often. They are open all
year long. Choose the page you want to visit in the table below,
or click on the Tour. If you choose the tour, click on the Fourth
of July tour link at the bottom of all pages after you finish
reading. This way you won't miss any of them. :o)
I am not an American citizen, I had a lot of fun making these
pages. I have many good American friends and I admire them for
is their fervid patriotism. I have always loved to study history
and as it was one of my favorite subjects at school, it was a
pleasure to make all these pages dedicated to the national holiday
of the United States of America.
in this site is Public Domain. Graphics are copyrighted by various
artists and are used with permission.
US celebrates its 230th anniversary in 2006.
Please, click on the links above to visit the websites were you
can download the graphics from. Do NOT save anything from my