From the Commander of Kadosh (July 2018)

posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:16 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


Independence Day should be a special time to all.  The fourth of July, as it is also know, became a federal holiday in 1941, though the celebration of this day dates back to the 18th century, and the American Revolution. In June of 1776 representative of the 13 colonies weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Brittan.  Then on July 2nd the continental congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later those delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776through today, the fourth of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence with parades(like the one South Valley 187 in Morgan Hill and many other lodges/bodies participate in), family BBQ's, and my personal favorite the fireworks.