American Independence is a federal holiday across America to celebrate the independence of America. In the article below, we will go through the history of American independence, anchoring script for 4th July independence day function, and how do people in America celebrate this day at school or college.
Background and History
People across America celebrate independence day on the 4th of July every year. This day is also known as “the Fourth of July”. The 4th of July is the anniversary of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in the year 1776.
Back in 1775, people across New England started their battle against Great Britain to procure liberty. Then, on 2nd July 1776, Congress voted for the independence of American without any public declaration. Two days later, on July 4th, 1776, with approval of the declaration of independence the documents were published. And America emerged on the map of the world. However, the first public reading of independence occurred on the 8th of July 1776.
Independence Day Celebration
Later in 1870, the Fourth of July became an unpaid holiday for federal employees. Then in 1941, it became a paid holiday. Thus, today the independence day of America is a paid holiday for federal employees. So, school, colleges, and most businesses are closed on this day. On this day, American families and civilians show their patriotism by arranging events and picnics.
Americans celebrate this day in a variety of ways. For instance, families tend to go for picnics and cook delicious barbecues. Furthermore, watermelon and hotdog eating competitions; sport s events such as three-legged races, baseball, and swimming; and tug-of-war games are some of the most popular activities which Americans like to participate in on the Fourth of July.
Moreover, traditionally people all over the country like to display the American Flag outside their homes. While some arrange firework events followed by some patriotic songs. Thus, Americans do their best to show their appreciation towards American history, the struggles and the patriotism of their ancestors.
Also, the first time the American independence day celebration was mentioned on July 3, 1776, in the letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail. In his letter, John Adams described his love for this day as:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more
Anchoring Script For 4th July Independence Day Function
If you are a student whose school or college is going to held function or an event to celebrate the independence of your country, then, the following anchoring script can help you give your best as a host of the event. Also, if you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know down below. Moreover, it is just a sample anchoring script, so you might have to add or deduct some things here and there.
“KNOWLEDGE MAKES A MAN UNFIT TO BE A SLAVE.” ―
“Good Morning/ Good Evening, ladies and gentlemen to this glorious day. The galaxy of intellectuals, honorable guests, respected parents, benevolent teachers, and dear students, how beautiful is this day. The scent in the air clearly smells with liberty, kindness, and humanity.
So, dear audience, hold on to your hearts because you may eventually discover the beauty of Fourth of July as the event blossom.”
“On this glorious day, we have assembled here to celebrate and honor liberty and the struggles of our ancestors. I, on behalf of our school principal Mr. (name of the principal) and my team, would like to present a warm welcome to you all. I am extremely honored to welcome Mr. (name of the guest), our chief guest. Thank you, Sr for giving us your precious time. I also privileged to welcome esteemed parents and dear fellow students. Thank you all for joining us! ”
At my lowest
God is my Hope
At my Darkest
God is my Light
At my Weakest
God is my Strength
At my Saddest
God is my Comfort
“Let us begin today’s event with the praise of the most merciful and the most benevolent. I would like to call (insert name of the student here) from grade XYZ.”
Thank you, (insert name of the student here).
Moving forward, I would like to call (insert name of the student here) and his team to sing the national anthem of America. Also, I would like to request you all to stand up in honor of our national song, please.
American National Anthem Lyrics
O! say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore has dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner, O! long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation.
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Thank you, (insert name of the singer here). This was choreographed by (insert name of the choreographer here). Thank you, (insert name of the choreographer here).
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to
choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
– Vicktor Emil Frankl (Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist)
“This is time for you to have some fun and enjoy the sparkling dance performance of our little fairies of grade XZY. So, please give them a big round of applause.”
“Wow! It was a spectacular performance. Taking this brief opportunity, I would like to thank (insert the name of the choreographer here) for choreographing this dazzling performance.”
Speech on American Independence
“Freedom cannot be bestowed — it must be achieved.”
“Dear audience, it is time for our speaker to share his thoughts on a given topic. So, please put your hands together for him.”
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
– Coco Chanel
“Thank you, (insert name of the speaker here) from grade XYZ.”
DON’T WASTE WORDS ON PEOPLE WHO DESERVE YOUR SILENCE. SOMETIMES THE MOST POWERFUL THING YOU CAN SAY IS NOTHING AT ALL.
― MANDY HALE
“After a hard time to take this decision, we decided what better way than to perform some drama to show our appreciation and honor to the struggles of our ancestors to get liberty in 1776. So, please put your hands together for our drama performers.”
“Thank you, guys. You did a great job.”
Calling the Principal
“I feel very honored to invite the respected principal of (insert name of the school here) on the stage. Sr, you merely need any introduction. We are all proud of you and your extinguished hard work in the field of education and health. May I please have you on the stage.”
“Thank you sr for your kind words.”
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for your presence. We are privileged to have you here today. Besides, we appreciate your valuable time and patience you have shown today. Besides, I would like to thank our guests (insert the name of the guest here) for giving his valuable time to sparkle our today’s event. With that being said, I would like to thank my time for their hard work in making this event possible.
Coming to the end of the day, we wish you very happy independence and peace!