Friday, June 28, 2013

Independence Day is almost here!

Thursday July 4th 2013 marks the 237th birthday of the United States.  Happy Birthday America!  Every Independence Day, Americans ring in the holiday with a celebration of fireworks, parades, and delicious food grilled in backyard barbeques surrounded by family and friends.

Here at TVI Supply we would like to share a few fun facts about Independence Day:

Did you know?

  • The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
  • The only place the American Flag is never flown at half-mast is the moon.
  • Workers who make firecrackers have to be sure to wear clothes entirely made of cotton or the static electricity could potentially set off the fireworks.
  • On July 4th 1776 there were an estimated 2.5 million people living in the U.S. Our population has multiplied nearly 125 times over the course of 237 years!
  • Americans celebrate Independence on July 4th which was the day the Declaration was adopted; America actually gained its independence from Great Britain July 2nd, 1776.
  • The "Star Spangled Banner" was officially adopted as the national anthem in 1931 even though it had a long history of being played at military events.
  • The most popular holidays for barbecuing in the U.S. are, in order, July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

Check out our Independence Day sale occurring now through July 8th.  We have all kinds of products that will get you in the patriotic mood.  We feature grills, American flags and anything else that will assist you in the celebration of our great country’s birthday.  We wish you a safe and eventful holiday!

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