4th of July Fun Facts
4th of July Fun Facts
We at LegalEASE are wishing you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July! This fourth of July will be the 241st anniversary of our nation’s independence. Below are some patriotic fun facts that may surprise you.
- The Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2nd, 1776, but Congress did not approve the declaration for another two days.
- John Hancock and Charles Thomson were the only ones to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Most of Congress did not sign until August 2.
- In remembrance of Independence Day two years later, George Washington ordered a double ration of rum for his soldiers to celebrate on July 4th.
- The stars on the original American flag are in a circle to indicate equality between the states.
- The White House’s first official 4th of July party was not held until 1801.
Enjoy your 4th of July celebration! For tips on celebrating safely with fireworks, please visit http://www.fireworkssafety.org/.
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