Happy 4th of July from NAWRB!


NAWRB wishes you a happy American Independence Day! From the delicious cookouts and parades to concerts and the lively fireworks at night, the 4th of July is always a day to remember. In commemoration of Independence Day, we’ve compiled interesting facts about the observance and history of the 4th of July.

4th of July History

  • The Declaration of Independence had 56 signers, including John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
  • The founding fathers actually declared independence on July 2, not July 4 when Congress accepted the declaration
  • Benjamin Franklin, aged 70, was the oldest signer
  • Two future presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, also signed the Declaration of Independence; they both died on the 50th anniversary of the declaration’s signing

Fun Facts

  • Fireworks: in 2016, the U.S. imported $307.8 million worth of fireworks; $296.2 million came from China
  • Americans are expected to spend $7 billion on food and drink for the holiday
  • Approximately 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4
  • In July 1776, the population was 2.5 million; the U.S. population as of July 4, 2016 is 323 million
  • Seward, Nebraska is America’s official Fourth of July city

We’d like to remind you to stay safe during the celebrations and take a moment to appreciate your loved ones and our beautiful country today. Happy 4th!

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