Source Power & Gas wants to thank our customers who have served in the military, honoring our forefathers who have served this country since its inception when we declared independence from British rule on July 4, 1776.
The Origin of Independence Day
Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence between June 11 and June 28, 1776. The document formally declared the colonies’ decisions to secede from British rule and become their own nation: The United States of America. Promising the “unalienable Rights . . . Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,” the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 individuals from all of the colonies. These individuals, along with countless others, were tired of the oppression laid upon them by the British Empire.
At the time, the Thirteen Colonies were at war with Great Britain. Great Britain had been plunging into debt since the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763 and as a result, the parliament decided to increase taxation within the colonies. In 1773, the colonies rejected this taxation with Massachusetts residents dumping a shipment of tea into the Boston Harbor in what became known as the Boston Tea Party. Britain sought to punish the colony for this act by instituting the Coercive Acts of 1774. Many colonists saw this as a violation of Britain’s constitution, and revolted, leading to war.
Today, the fireworks displays, while beautiful, are actually to remind us of the conflicts between the United States and Great Britain. The sounds of cannons and musket fire were common around the time the Declaration of Independence was ratified, filling the air on a daily basis with as many booms and bangs as we hear in a single nighttime fireworks display.
Recognizing Source Power & Gas Veterans
This Independence Day, Source Power & Gas wants to recognize our Veterans here in Texas. Without them, we would not have the liberties we currently enjoy. They, like those who fought in the American Revolutionary War, fight and fought for our independence and liberty. So, to all of our customers who have served, are serving, and will serve in the future, we thank you!
Below is a list of customers who responded to a survey we conducted a couple of months ago.
Aaron - Army || 2000-2004
Andrea - Air Force
Austin - Army || 2008-2012
Bonny (Husband Served) - Air Force || 1987-1995
Chad - Navy || 1991-1997
Charles - Air Force || 1961-1992
Charles - Army || 1942-1945
Christopher - Army
Cliff - Navy || 1954-1958
Daniel - Army || 1972-1974
David - Army || 1982-2012
Don - Army || 1967-1969
Donald - Navy || 2003-2009
Eric - Navy || 2005-2010
Gary - Navy || 1987-1996
George - Army || 1964-1970
Gregory - Air Force || 1997-Present
Harold - Army || 1981-2005
James - Army || 1982-1986
James - Marine Corps || 1981-1985
James - Navy || 12 Years
Jennifer - Army || 1996-1998
Jimmy - Coast Guard || 1971-1977
Joe - Army
John - Army || 1995-Present
John - Navy || 1973-1997
Joseph - Marine Corps || 1977-2000
Justin - Marine Corps || 1992-1998
Kenneth - Air Force
Kenneth - Air Force || 1985-1995
Marcus - Marine Corps || 1994-2015
Michael - Army
Michael - Navy || 1956-1968
Otis - Other || 1973-1979
Panny - Navy || 1994-2006
Patrick - Army || 1968-1974
Paul - Air Force
Randall - Marine Corps || 1993-2003
Raymond - Navy || 1948-1953
Richard - Army || 1967-1969
Richard - Navy || 2003-2011
Robert - Air Force || 14 Years
Rolland - Air Force || 1957-1961, 1965-1970
Ronald - Navy || 1973-1976
Scott - Air Force || 1986-2015
Steven - Air Force || 3 Years
William - Air Force || 1950-1954
Celebrating Independence Day in Texas
For a list of local parades and celebrations taking place in 2015, visit:
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