Thursday, July 04, 2013

Fourth of July Fun!

Happy Independence Day to the United States!

I thought it would be fun to compile some fun facts about our July 4th holiday.

For example, did you know that the Declaration of Independence was actually approved in a closed session of Congress on July 2nd?  And did you know that only two of our founding fathers actually signed the Declaration on July 4th?  Most of the signatures were done much later.

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the US, was born on the 4th of July.

How many of you celebrate with barbecue?  There is a 1 in 6 chance that any beef you consume on the 4th of July came from my home state of Texas!

Did you know that our National Anthem is actually set to the tune of an old English drinking song?  How fun is that?

You may know that it is a felony to shoot a bald eagle (our nation's symbol) in the US.  But you may not know is that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our nation's symbol.  Can you picture it?

And last, a corny joke for you:  What is the difference between a duck and George Washington?  A duck has a bill on its face, and George Washington has his face on a bill!  I told you it was corny!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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