Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th Of July..

 Happy 4th of July!  It's time to celebrate this national holiday with red, white and blue, fireworks and parades, stars and stripes, flags, picnics, hot dogs and BBQ's. Here are some fun facts to share with your family & friends about the birth of our American Independence..
                                Did You Know:
-The 4th of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
-The first 4th of July party was held at the White House in 1801.
-Over 150 million hot dogs will be consumed today.
-America's second President John Adams was the first one to light the fireworks for Independence day.
-In a remarkable coincidence, former Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and 
James Monroe all passed away on the date July 4th. (different years of course)
-Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the First American Flag in 1776 as commissioned by the Congressional Committee. 
-The first Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show in NYC occurred in 1958. (simply amazing)

I'm getting ready to CELEBRATE! I'll be laying poolside with my kiddies, hubby, family and friends and then we will watch the FiRe-WoRks... Hope you have a fantastic Fourth of July!


Kristen said...

Your kids are adorable! Happy 4th Melissa!

teaching fashionista said...

Hi Kristen!! How are you? Thanks for the sweet compliment, how has summer been treating you? I'm having fun! I have my entire school worshipping your blog.. U rock! btw summer TV stinks lol I've been watching bravo re-runs for weeks-what are you tuning in to?