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Independence Day

Congress voted to draft the Declaration of Independence on July 2nd, 1776 they asked Thomas Jefferson to write the document. It was revised, approved and signed 2 days later on July 4th. At the time, there was some debate about whether July 2nd or the 4th would be considered the anniversary of American independence.

To observe the anniversary a 13 shot salute was fired twice on July 4th, 1977 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Other cities and towns began to celebrate the holiday with meals, parades, music, and fireworks. Independence Day was declared a federal paid holiday in 1938.

Jefferson and Declaration signer John Adams both died exactly 50 years later on July 4, 1926. James Monroe, another signer, and former President passed away on July 4th, 1931. Future President Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4th, 1872.

We celebrate the foresight of the forefathers that crafted the Declaration of Independence.  We hope you enjoy the coming holiday.

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The Greatest

I was trying to describe the legend of Muhammad Ali to my sons. I explained boxing’s popularity through the 80’s and that this combined with Ali’s skill, wit and charisma made him a larger than life character for generations. In his lifetime Ali was a friend to many big and small, he dined with heads of state and once talked a suicide jumper from a 9th-floor perch. Except for Tiger Woods, I can’t think of a sports celebrity who has approached Ali’s level of recognition. We may never again see the likes of this kind of celebrity again.

Ali retired in the early 80s living bravely with Parkinson’s until he passed away last week. He was truly one of “The Greatest”.

Every Saturday Derek Fautsch and Joe Lucey talk about retirement planning on Secured Retirement Radio at 9 am on KTLK 1130 A.M.  in the Twin Cities. If we can help you be informed about retirement options. Call us for a free review at 952-460-3260.