May 202008

If you live in the Charlotte area – or anywhere in North Carolina – you’re already familiar with Meck Day. For my northern friends and family, Meck Dec Day celebrates perhaps one of the most influential event in American history that you’ve never ever heard of.

Meck Dec Day celebrates the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20th, 1775 – more than a full year before the United States Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence – or “Meck Dec” – was the first official colonial government declaration of independence from England. This date is found on the North Carolina state flag.

Read more (much more) about Meck Dec on Wikipedia. Or if you want to go the slacker route and watch an abridged audio/video summary, click this link.

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