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 Happy Fourth of July 2017

The July 4, 1776 is a celebrated date, there were a series of events that led up to, and followed Congress adopting the Declaration. The 1764 Sugar Act was the first of many unfair rulings from the British Parliament. The following year, the Stamp Act placed a levy on all documents, newspapers, or pamphlets, while the Quartering Act required citizens to provide all accommodations necessary for British troops. happy 4th of july Although resistance against the Stamp Act grew until Parliament finally repealed it, the British still retained the right to tax its colonies without their proper representation in Parliament. Amid the political unrest, British troops were sent to America, and violence broke out on many occasions.

Eventually war broke out between the colonies and the troops of Great Britain, resulting in the Revolutionary War of 1775. British troops, nicknamed the redcoats because of their iconic uniforms, were being sent overseas to support the soldiers already in North America. Famous events include the encampment of Valley Forge, which was a brutal winter for soldiers already low on food and supplies, when Gen. George Washington raised the morale of untrained soldiers by providing them with the training they needed to fight.

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Nowadays, even though it has been over 200 years since the beginning of the United States, Independence Day remains one of the biggest holidays of the year, with its certification as a national holiday, allowing workers a paid day off to celebrate.The biggest cities have extravagant celebrations, including the nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. It hosts a mile-long route parade which features bands, giant balloons, celebrity participants, and floats that pass out free candy. Chicago’s Navy Pier puts on a great show, setting off fireworks over Lake Michigan, a perfect view for anyone on the Ferris Wheel. New York City offers various celebratory opportunities, whether it be on yachts or on a pier admiring fireworks.

July 4, 1776 – The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence while meeting in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Statehouse (now Independence Hall). The Congress declares the American colonies free and independent states.John Hancock signs on July 4th. The rest sign on August 2, 1776.Happy JULY FOURTH to each of you reading this today. Please take a minute to think what July Fourth is really about. Yes, red, white and blue, hot dogs, hamburgers and fireworks. It’s time for family and friends to get together. Play safe, be safe and have fun Hugs, Heloise

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Complete information about this year’s Fourth of July Celebration is provided through the “July 4″ function on the Town of Wake Forest app. Download the app for instant access to information about the Fireworks Spectacular, Children’s Parade, Art & Games in the Park and more! IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided

Fireworks, games, live entertainment, and a whole lot more await you at this year’s Fourth of July celebration!

Now in its 44th year, Wake Forest’s Independence Day celebration is one of our area’s most eagerly-anticipated summer-time events serving up two days-worth of fun and excitement for the entire family.

Once again, this year’s celebration is a two-day affair consisting of the following events and activities

Other Facts:

  • Fireworks sales by wholesalers totaled $508.1 million and sales by retailers totaled $369.4. (Census, 2012)
  • The United States imported $4.4 million in American flags, with $4.3 million in flags from China. (Census, 2016)
  • The Fourth of July is the most popular holiday for grilling. On Independence Day, 76% of grill owners cook barbecue. Memorial Day and Labor Day are the second and third most popular grilling holidays. (Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 2015)
  • Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: The winner eats the most hot dogs and buns within 10 minutes to win prize money and the Mustard Belt.
  • Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California, has won the title eight times (2007-2014). He also holds the world record for eating 69 hot dogs.
  • 1916 – The Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is held at the original Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island.
  • 2011 – For the first time, men and women compete separately.
  • 2015 – Matt Stonie wins the men’s title by eating 62 hot dogs. Miki Sudo wins the women’s title by eating 38 hot dogs.
  • “A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United States was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.” – Mercy Otis Warren
  • “The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.” – Eddie Rickenbacker
  • “The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.” – Henry Cabot Lodge
  • “Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever.” – Davy Crockett
  • “True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.” – Corliss Lamont
  • All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. ~ John Quincy Adams
  • All we have of freedom, all we use or know -This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.~ Rudyard Kipling

Check out the top 10 best quotes and sayings to help you celebrate the day. Whether you’re trying to honor a soldier who has served their country, come up with a funny message for a holiday card or send a famous quote to friends and family, we’ve got all you need right here. Click through our 4th of July quotes for the rundown A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

Updated: June 19, 2017 — 9:44 am

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