Oh say can you see the future? Legendary Founding Father John Adams apparently could when he wrote to wifey Abigail, proclaiming America’s Independence would be celebrated with, “illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
In the July 3rd, 1776 letter he imagined, “succeeding Generations” commemorating “the great anniversary Festival…with Pomp and Parade.” Nailed it. All except for one little detail: the date. Johnny pictured it all going down on July 2nd. Minor detail.
Go forth and celebrate America’s bday with this illumination of a Tee. Pay homage.