JR’s Carriage Service is celebrating Independence Day at the Downtown Grand Junction 4th of July Parade. We are excited to announce that our hitch was selected, for the second year in a row, to promote the upcoming Mesa County Fair. Our team of horses will be number 19 in the lineup. The parade starts at 10am. Make sure you show up early so you can get a good view of “the boys” as they make their way down Main Street. We can’t wait to see you and your family out celebrating our independence. We have a busy weekend ahead of us with horse-drawn wine tours, a horse-drawn orchard tour and of course, time with our amazing family.
Did you know? The 56 signers of the Declaration did not sign on July 4, 1776, nor were they in the same room at the same time on the original Independence Day. The official signing event took place on August 2, 1776 when 50 men signed the document. Several months passed before all 56 signatures were in place. The last man to sign, Thomas McKean, did so in January of 1777, seven months after the document was approved by Congress. Robert R. Livingston, one of the five original drafters, never signed it at all since he believed it was too soon to declare independence.
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Independence Day!