Fourth of July by the Numbers!admin
By: Brad Beckett
This Tuesday, July 4th, will mark 247 years of America’s independence! Today’s infographic takes a look at the Fourth of July “by the numbers” and provides insight into this holiday that we hold dear. Whatever you do to celebrate, do it safely and have fun…..and, as always, stay safe and have a Happy Friday!!!
“The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.” History.com