Bethlehem Cemetery

~ Serving Our Community Since 1865 ~

Located at 286 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY

(518) 439-2394

Office Hours: Monday - Friday    9 am - 3 pm

Independence Day, July 4, has been a federal holiday since 1870.  However, the tradition of celebrations goes back to the American Revolution, when the 13 colonies proclaimed their independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776.  The Declarations of Independence, largely drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted two days later.  John Adams wrote this holiday "... will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival."