MG Livingston of SC National Guard talks freedom this 4th of July

Courtesy: SC National Guard

COLUMBIA (WACH) --- Red, white and blue.

4th of July is a day were Americans remember the birth of our nation.

It became a federal holiday in the United States back in 1941.

According to History. com the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Major General Robert Livingston of the South Carolina National Guard stopped by the WACH Fox studios.

He talked to us about fighting for our nation's freedom.

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