Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy Independence Day!

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July 4th has been celebrated since 1776. After the War of 1812, the observance became more widespread. I found some fun facts on Did you know:

1.  Three  U.S. presidents died on July 4th?

2.  NY City has the biggest fireworks display in the nation?

3.  It was drafted by Thomas Jefferson?

Check out the website for more information. You might find some interesting conversation starters or even make up a 4th of July game for your family BBQ.

Most of all, I'm thankful I was born in the Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave. Happy Birthday, America!

Writers and Readers:  How do you celebrate the 4th of July?

Photo Credit:  tz


quietspirit said...

A woman I rode to work with told us she had a hard time explaining about the 4th of July to her daughter. When I arrived home, I thought about it. For a few years after that, I called it 'America's Birthday.' It's important that we tell the younger generations about our history, the importance of our national holidays, and our love for our country.

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Happy 4th of July Susan.
We used to celebrate it with friends when we lived in California, but no fireworks because of fire danger.

Jean Fischer said...

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I grew up across the street from where the fireworks happened. In the morning, I'd march in the parade (I played flute in the band), in the afternoon there were bicycle races that went past our house. Late afternoon was spent eating hamburgers and brats Dad made on the grill, and at night we had our own, safe, fireworks while the big ones were going off. Such great memories.