A few fun facts for this year’s 4th of July…
- Every year the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.
- Iowa has more places with ‘liberty’ in its name than any other state.
- The average age of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45.
- Many of our Independence Day necessities come from China: 87.5% ($2.8 million) of imported U.S. flags are from China…and 97% ($190.7 million) of fireworks.
- A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.
- The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.
For local activities ideas, check out July 4th Fireworks 2014 in Hampton Roads. Happy 4th!
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