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Happy Independence Day Coming!

The Picnics are coming! The Picnics are coming!  Sound the alarm!    13 colony flag

Hello Harmony Health Tribe!   a bit of trivia for Independence Day:

Did You Know?

*Our first flag had the stars in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.

*The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776; was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.

*Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday in 1870.

*Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

*The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men from 13 colonies; average age of the Signers was 45.

*The lead author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was 33.

*The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

*President John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth. Adams and Jefferson (both signed the Declaration) died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826.

*Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who recommended the bald eagle.

*In 1776, there were 2.5 million people living in the new nation, today the population 330+ million.

*Fireworks are part of the tradition of celebrating this national holiday. The U.S. imported $227.3 million worth of fireworks from China in 2012.

*Barbecue is also big on Independence Day. Approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day.

*Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.

*Traditions place the origins of “Yankee Doodle” as a pre-Revolutionary War song originally sung by British military officers to mock the disheveled, disorganized colonial “Yankees” with whom they served in the French and Indian War.

There’s SO MUCH MORE! but enuf for now….  Have a blessed day and remember, Freedom, Liberty and Spinal Adjustments for All!   just sayin….    Dr. Acosta & Harmony Health Team


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