Independence Day reminds me of when my father worked for the bomber plant building airplanes. He worked on an assembly line though he had only an 8th grade education. He was allowed to hire his own workers for the line. He picked the women who had calloused hands (they were hard workers) and fit in the smaller areas. The poster "Rosie the Riveter" became very popular. It was the way the government enticed the women to work in war time. When the men came home, the women were sent home. A song was even written about "Rosie the Riveter" and became very popular.
This Monday is Independence Day, marking the date in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the thirteen American Colonies. Everyone (including your library staff) will be taking the day off to spend time with friends and family, and enjoying that storied American pastime: setting off a ton of fireworks.
July 4th is a national holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence. Most cities across America celebrate with lots of summertime activities. Liberty, Missouri is no exception. There are several events planned, and all are invited to come join the fun and festivities.