Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July


Some facts about the fourth of July          

  • Eleven places have "independence" in their name. The most populous of these is Independence, Missouri, with 116,830 residents.

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  • George Washington gave all his soldiers double rations of rum to celebrate July 4th because the nation was still fighting in the Revolutionary War for the first two Independence Days.


  • Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826.

  • John Adams died on the same day as Thomas Jeffereson on July 4, 1826.

  • James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.

    Origin of Uncle Sam~ Samuel Wilson was a meat packer who provided food for U.S. soldiers in the early 1800′s. He stamped the initials U.S. on his packaged products and some soldiers began to joke that it stood for Uncle Sam, giving way to the symbolic Uncle Sam of the United States government.
    The design of the American flag is symbolic. The thirteen red and white stripes represent the thirteen original colonies.
    white stands for purity and innocence
    Red for hardiness and valor
    Blue stands for vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
    The original thirteen stars were made in a circle to show that each colony, no matter what it’s size, was equal to the others.

     Now go out
                     and celebrate
                             this beautiful 
                               awesome    country!


    1. I LOVE these facts, and I love those fireworks that look like the flag!! Hope you have the best Fourth ever!!!!

    2. We don't have 4th July celebrations, but am celebrating the start of school holidays :)
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    3. I thank God each day that I was born in America. I love this country, faults and all. God Bless America!

      Have a great holiday.

    4. Great facts! For all its faults and its triumphs, America is the most amazing country. May God be at its center!

    5. wow i learned something new have a happy fourth

    6. This was an awesome post! I love history. I am Canadian. And all of the facts you shared were new to me. So thank you!


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