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The Fourth of July and America’s re-declaration of independence

June 22, 2015
Statue of Liberty

If there is anything that typifies the American ethos, it is independence — the freedom to think, feel, act and express without restriction. It is the pursuit of happiness without being impinged upon by government or the countervailing attitudes of our fellow citizens.

And it was that spirit of independence that filled Thomas Paine with the fervor to write the pamphlet titled Common Sense and triggered an insurrection and inspired our Founding Fathers to declare independence from Mother England and establish the United States of America.

Each year on the Fourth of July, we celebrate anew that irrepressible sense of independence and the understanding that life is best live for all of us when it is lived independent of the strictures of governments and fellow citizens. As is our national tradition, when the sun sets on the Fourth of July the skies will be set ablaze by grand fireworks displays, a visual declaration of our independence and our commitment to fight all forces that would seek to repress the exercise of freedom.

We invite our guests to join the celebration at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, just walking distance from the hotel, and its annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
Some people call it the biggest birthday party in the world. In addition to fireworks, this federal holiday commonly associated with barbecues, picnics, concerts, carnivals, parades, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies. And, of course, many people display the American flag outside their homes or buildings.
Here is the San Francisco Bay area there is all manner of Fourth of July events to visitors and Rose Hotel guests, including:

  • Dinner and fireworks cruises
  • Rocketboat rides
  • Walking tours
  • Baseball games
  • Live music
  • Fillmore jazz festival

For a more complete list of the numerous activities available, click here.
We wish our guests and all of our fellow Americans a happy Fourth of July.

Written by Mike Consol