By Katherine Waters
Sun Staff Intern
NORWICH – Today is a clear indication that summer has truly arrived and it is a time for everyone to stop and celebrate the United States’ 232nd birthday.
Wednesday, Ashley Franklin’s four-year-old class at The Children’s Center spent the morning baking cupcakes and the afternoon singing happy birthday to the country they call home. Many of the children are excited to celebrate the 4th of July in ways that date back to the 1800s.
Fireworks, parades, speeches, music and food are all staple ingredients in celebrating Independence Day for many citizens of the United States. July 4, 1776 was the day in which the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence and split from King George of England.