As we watch fireworks and parades and light up the barbecue we remember that on July 4, 1776, the United States Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming its independence from Great Britain and its king. It took decades for the two nations to enter into a friendly nation status. Becoming allies in the 20th century’s two great wars solidified the Anglo-American bond.
In Great Britain, the Fourth of July has been seen as an opportunity to celebrate Anglo-American ties. As soldiers from Great Britain and the U.S. fought alongside on the Western Front, the Stars and Stripes were flown over government buildings in London on July 4, 1918. The British government gifted a copy of the Magna Carta to the United States on July 4, 1976, America’s 200th birthday. This gesture signified the parallel importance of both documents in each nation’s history. Over the years, various American presidents and British prime ministers have met to reaffirm their common bonds.
We hoist a pint to freedom everywhere and to our continued good relations with our friends across the pond, who inspired the British Beer Company. Stop by one of our Locals today and try our American Favorites and British Classics!