The Fourth of July is a time for people to get together, do some BBQing, and enjoy the fireworks. Yet, the history of the holiday, of course, has a deeper meaning. This year we'll celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our country's independence. When you stop and think about it, our forefathers were incredibly brave badasses. So if you find yourself getting a little misty-eyed on "America's birthday" this year, we've got some sentimental Instagram captions for July 4th that are perfect for you.
For history buffs, the reason why we celebrate on the Fourth of July is obvious, but for anyone in need of a little refresh, here's what went down back in 1776. On July 2, members of the Continental Congress voted on a resolution declaring independence from the British. On July 4, the Declaration of Independence, drafted by none other than Thomas Jefferson, was signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress, and the colonies officially severed ties with England, according to Military.com.
It is from the Declaration of Independence that we get such bold phrases as, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Feeling inspired and uplifted by those beautiful words? Here are a few more to use for your perfect Fourth of July Insta caption.