Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile

Happy 4th of July, Independence Day

I did not know this, did you?

John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826–the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

I did some research on this federal holiday, and found an informative article at History.com.  Including the above quote.

The origin of Independence Day dates back to the 1700’s and is the day the Declaration of Independence was signed by the delegates of the Continental Congress.  Freedom from the British rule.  July 2, 1776 is the day the vote for independence was cast, passing unanimously.

Through the years celebrations included barbecues, family and community gatherings, and a night display of fireworks.  During the early celebrations colonists held mock funerals for King George III as a way to mark their independence from his rule.  A turn on the celebrations the British use to hold for the the king’s birthday as a way of honoring their king.

The 4th of July is a day to gather with family, eat, laugh and find peace in your day.  May your weekend be filled with plenty to eat and drink.  Celebrate our independence and freedom.  Be safe.

Don’t forget we are open, barbecue, fish fry, and plenty of beer on tap or in the bottle.  Fountain drinks and ice tea served with or without your meal.  Saturday and Sunday morning the breakfast buffet is hot and ready at 8 a.m.

Bring your family, club or other gatherings, be sure to call ahead if there will be 13 or more of you.  We do have a special events menu available as well.


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