(UNEDITED) In answer to 82 year old Jerry Gerard from Brigham City. (Mon. July 19) Did Brigham City celebrate the 4th of July on the 3rd, or on the 5th? Some did decide to celebrate on some other day other than on Sunday, but I know that all of the Federal, State, county and City employees plus all the members of Unions all over the whole United States decided to celebrate the 4th of July on the 5th, and got a paid holiday for it besides.
Wouldn't you call that real celebrating? Mormons have nothing to do with this. If members of a Church wants to celebrate on the 3rd of July, or on the 5th of July, What difference does that make? Columbus Day used to be on October 12. The unions have changed it to a Monday. We used to celebrate Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays on their days, but now we have President's Day on a Monday. Memorial Day was always May 30. Now it is on a Monday.
When a holiday falls on a Sunday some people still feel the need to celebrate on another day, for God and Country-IN THAT ORDER!