Americans Celebrate 4th of July in Greater Gardner MA

Gardner City Hall, municipal offices of other communities will be closed, and Post Offices nationwide will be closed. The holiday is formally Independence Day, commemorating the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776. Gardner had its celebration early on Saturday June 25, 2022 with Fireworks at Kendal Pond to coincide with the Chair City’s 237th Birthday.

In 1781, it was the Massachusetts General Court which became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration, 4 years before Gardner’s incorporation in 1785

Here is a transcript of the text of the Declaration of Independence from the National Archives.. CLICK HERE.