|– July 4, 2016 –
Happy Independence Day!
“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” —Thomas Jefferson
Team Florida wishes you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July celebration. While today will certainly involve lots of good food and fun, let us all take a moment to remember that 240 years ago our founding fathers declared us free. Just as important have been the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have fought to maintain that freedom every day since.
May God Bless Florida and the United States of America!
July 4th for 2016 by the Numbers
285 Million pounds
The largest fireworks display will take place in New York City, when Macy’s shoots 40,000 rounds into the air from six barges on the Hudson River. Over 3 million people will watch as 1,000 rounds per second are launched into the air.
64.5% of Americans will attend a picnic or BBQ
Fitting that July is also National Hot Dog Month, because today alone we will consume 155 million hot dogs!
Credit: USA TODAY