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Independence Day ****2005****

   The White House Celebrates Independence Day

President Bush visited the Jefferson Memorial on July 2, 2001 as part of the beginning of Independence Day celebrations. The President greeted these two boys and other visitors to the memorial dedicated to President Thomas Jefferson, who is credited with drafting the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, President Bush visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the site of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.



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