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Declaration of Independence

On this day, July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson. Today’s holiday commemorates a watershed historical moment. In addition to enjoying spending time with friends and family during the holiday take a few moments to:

1. Thank the emergency responders working on this holiday. Their ongoing efforts are essential to a free society.

2. Read the Declaration of Independence transcript.

3. Be a student of history. Visit the National Archives to read and learn about other historical documents.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.