Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it two days later on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
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July Learn how and when to remove this template message Kovic was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsinthe second eldest of the six children  of Patricia Lamb and Eli Kovic.
She was of Irish ancestry, and a housewife. Kennedy 's "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country" Inaugural Address in January and after Kennedy's death in NovemberKovic joined the United States Marine Corps after high school in September He was sent to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris IslandSouth Carolinawhere, after twelve weeks' intensive recruit traininghe was promoted to the rank of Private First Class and became the push-up champion of his battalion.
He returned home to Massapequa just before Christmas in December. After several weeks' leave, Kovic was assigned to the Marine Corps Barracks at Norfolk, Virginiawhere he attended radio school and learned communication skills, including Morse code.
After a month tour of duty, he returned home on January 15, Several months later, he volunteered to return to Vietnam for a second tour of duty. On January 20,while leading a reconnaissance force of battalion scouts  from the 1st Amtrac Battalion just north of the Cua Viet River in the vicinity of the village of My Loc, in the Demilitarized ZoneKovic's squad came into contact with the PAVN rd Regiment and elements of a Viet Cong battalion that was besieging the village, and he was shot by PAVN soldiers while leading his rifle squad across an open area, attempting to aid the South Vietnamese Popular Force unit in the village.
Deserted by most of his unit,  he was shot first in the right foot, which tore out the back of his heel, then again through the right shoulder, suffering a collapsed lung and a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Kovic then spent a week in an intensive care ward in Da Nang. He attended his first peace demonstration soon after the Kent State shootings in Mayand gave his first speech against the war at Levittown Memorial High School in LevittownLong IslandNew York that same spring.
Kovic's speech that day was interrupted by a bomb threat and the auditorium cleared. His first arrest was during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration at an Orange County, California draft board in the spring of when he refused to leave the office of the draft board explaining to a representative that, by sending young men to Vietnam, they were inadvertently "condemning them to their death," or to be wounded and maimed like himself in a war that he had come to believe was, "immoral and made no sense.
Kovic refused to leave, and was taken away by police.
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The veterans protested the "poor treatment in America's Veterans Hospitals" and demanded better treatment for returning veterans, a full investigation of all Veterans Administration VA facilities, and a face-to-face meeting with head of the VA, Donald E.
The strike continued to escalate until Johnson finally agreed to fly out from Washington, D. The hunger strike ended soon after that. Several months later Johnson resigned. In late AugustKovic traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he spent a week in the Catholic stronghold of "Turf Lodge," interviewing both political activists and residents.
Time magazine described the scene as one of the few poignant moments of the convention and many in the audience were brought to tears.
On July 12,Kovic was arrested with students and supporters during the Gym protests at Kent State University.“Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of Kovic’s enlistment and how he became disillusioned with the war over time and especially after he returned home to the States.
Many of the book’s themes are echoed in Springsteen’s hit song, ‘Born in the U.S.A.'”. On July 4, , we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born.
Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin their American Dream.
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This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous attheheels.coms: MAIN Home Life Holidays 4th of July Fun Facts & Trivia. 4th of July by the Numbers. On this day in , the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, starting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.
Perhaps not surprisingly, he is the only president born on July 4; however, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on the Fourth of July, as did modern-day lover of bucolic Americana, Charles Kuralt.