Enjoy these 4th of July facts and stand out as the cool kid at the family cookout.
Already dreaming of barbequed chicken and ribs, corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese, fireworks and fun? I know we are and can’t wait to celebrate the holiday and share some 4th of July facts with family and friends.
Independence Day Hours
We will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.
2013 Listing of Fireworks in Ohio
Planning to watch the fireworks in Ohio, but not sure exactly where to go? Check out this comprehensive listing of fireworks in Ohio. Live outside the state? This site also lists fireworks in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This website is awesome!
Be sure to check with your local media for updates on cancellations due to inclement weather.
4th of July Facts
We all know Independence marks the United States’ historic fight for freedom, but how much do you really know about the 4th of July holiday? Want to stand out as the cool kid at the family cookout? Here are a few fun 4th of July facts and trivia to help you do just that.
Why is the American flag red, white and blue? Red symbolizes valor, white stands for innocence and blue means justice.
What is believed to be the population of the colonies on July 4, 1776? 2.5 million
What is the estimated U.S. population today? 316.2 million
Why do we watch fireworks on Independence Day? Amazingly enough, John Adams wrote about a festive celebration in a letter to his wife on July 3, 1776.
“The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”