Independence Day (July 4) is a celebration of all the positive aspects of the United States originating with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The first description of how Independence Day would be celebrated was in a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776. He described "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations" throughout the United States. Interestingly, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both signers of the Declaration of Independence and Presidents of the United States, died on July 4, 1826 - exactly 50 years after the adoption of the declaration.
The city of Monongahela has wonderful plans to celebrate at the aquatorium on July 4th. There are also many concerts planned for the venue also. Check out a complete list on the Chamber of Commerce site by choosing our community link. Hopefully we will get a break from all the rain.
Please continue to have fun, stay safe and be sure to thank a veteran this summer. We appreciate your continued referrals and continued confidence in us and our dedicated staff to always provide you with the highest level of personal and compassionate care. It is a joy to serve you and our neighbors in the Monongahela community.
Marshall and Rene Marra
Marra Funeral Home
216 Chess Street
Monongahela, PA 15063