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NAWRB would like to wish our community a safe and happy 4th of July weekend full of food, celebration and quality time with your loved ones. As we commemorate U.S. history and celebrate our independence and our country’s 240th birthday, we must remember to stay safe this holiday weekend.
4th of July Facts:
- The founding fathers actually declared independence on July 2, not July 4 when Congress accepted the declaration
- There will be approximately 14,000 firework displays this 4th of July
- 80 percent of Americans attend a barbecue, picnic or cookout
- Benjamin Franklin spoke against the bald eagle as our country’s symbol, and preferred the turkey
- Americans consume approximately 150 million hot dogs this holiday weekend
- Independence Day wasn’t made a paid federal holiday until 1938
- The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, Edward Rutledge, was 26 at the time
- Americans will spend a combined $6.7 billion on food for this year’s celebration
- Wear sunscreen; apply it 30 minutes before you go out into the sun to prevent sunburns
- Attend community firework displays instead of using fireworks at home
- Only swim in supervised bodies of water
- Make sure you have a designated driver if you’re going to be drinking alcohol
From sunny beaches to backyard pools and picnics in the park, we at NAWRB wish you a fun and safe 4th of July weekend. To view some delicious recipes for your festivities, please, visit our Recipes page in NAWRB Magazine’s current issue.