Fun Facts For the Fourth

Isn’t our Flag beautiful?

Happy 243rd birthday, America! Isn’t it wonderful to live in the greatest country in the world. We are blest. So, raise a glass, light a firecracker, start a barbeque and get this day underway. Enjoy. And here are a few tidbits to consider as you raise that glass…

  • Americans will consume 150 million hotdogs on July 4th.
  • The favorite sides for this day are potato salad and potato chips.
  • American’s will spend $1.6 billion on beer for the day.
  • Families will spend $100 on this holiday.
  • 14,000 sites nationwide will send off fireworks.
  • Macy’s fireworks cost $6 million with $1 billion spent nationally.
  • Congress allowed fireworks as of July 4, 1777.
  • There is no evidence to prove Betsy Ross designed the flag.
  • The American flag on the moon is bleach white. After 40 years in that atmosphere who wouldn’t be?
  • Flags on military uniforms glow in the dark.
  • In 1958, Robert Heft from Ohio, designed a flag to include Alaska and Hawaii. He got a B-, later President Eisenhower converted it to an A.
  • The final text of the Declaration was July 4th which is why we celebrate today, however, it wasn’t signed till August 2, 1776.
  • Famous July 4th birthdays: Malia Obama, Ann Landers, (columnist), Neil Simon, (playwright), and President Calvin Coolidge.

So, stop reading, get out there, and enjoy the day. Happy 4th of July.

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