From the Mayor
The month of July is known for Independence Day the birth of our nation commonly known as The Fourth of July. It is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776 this famous document was signed by men whose names would be in America’s history books. Thomas Jefferson drew up the draft. America broke free from Great Britain when the document was signed by 56 men on July 4, 1776. John Adams was the first to sign this document. These words are some of the most powerful words used in court rooms, lawsuits, and etched in our minds. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Without these men fighting for our freedom we would not have Life, Liberty, or Happiness. Today let’s continue to support the men and women who pursue these rights by keeping our America free.
The City of Opp and Frank Jackson State Park will have a July 4th Celebration. Come joine the fun Friday, July 4th at the park.
Remember the holidays by slowing down in the city, stop at stop signs and check both ways, then check again. Be mindful of the children enjoying their summer vacation. Our goal in the City of Opp is to have a safe and enjoyable summer.
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