Have a safe time celebrating Independence Day on July Fourth.

Summer is here and so is the holiday that celebrates America’s independence from Britain nearly 250 years ago. It’s a great time to enjoy family, friends and fireworks. Please be careful while enjoying all of the above. The United States of America has a rich history going back to it’s humble beginnings. Below is a brief summary of those days leading to independence.


Happy Independence Day or July 4th from Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MDThe History of July 4th being Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, leading to the formation of the United States. The colonies and England had already been at odds for a year when the colonies convened a Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution in a June 7th session in the Pennsylvania State House. That resolution included these now-famous words:

“Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

These words led to the drafting of a statement presenting to the world the colonies’ case for independence. Members of the committee included famous patriots John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. The task of drafting The Declaration of Independence was given to Jefferson.

On July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress reconvened, and on the following day, the resolution for independence was adopted by the colonies. The Declaration was officially adopted and ratified on July 4th.

Here is a list of July fourth events in the greater Hagerstown, MD area. For other July events in the area, click this link.


Need a Pressure Wash Appointment this Summer?

Is your home ready for summer gatherings? Are the sidewalks, driveway, roof and siding clean and inviting?

Complete Power Wash pressure washing in Hagerstown, MDIf not, the professional pressure washing techs at Complete Power Wash are available to help. They are pressure washing experts in house washingroof cleaning and deck and patio cleaning. The techs are experts in safely cleaning just about anything on your property. They use the softwash technique of gentle water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents. Softwash is the safest way to pressure wash, guaranteeing no damage to your home or property. The detergents are also safe for plants, trees and your lawn.

Click here to see a gallery of Complete‘s pressure washing work in the greater Hagerstown, MD area. The professional pressure washers also clean residences and commercial buildings in nearby Frederick County, Greencastle, PA and Martinsburg, WV. They are also experts in industrial power washing.

Contact the Complete Power Wash office to schedule a pressure washing appointment. You can do so by clicking here, calling 301.842.220 or emailing sandy@completepowerwash.com.




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