Friday, July 5, 2024

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Celebrate July 4th! 

10 Unusual Ways To Celebrate July 4th

Independence Day is supposed to be about tradition. Good ol' John Adams himself thought the day ought to be celebrated with "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other."

At's SpouseBuzz, we are all about the traditional fireworks, parades, and adorable children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But what can you do to give the usual stuff a little twist? What is something that can juice up your usual patriotism? 
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Military Trivia Answer!

A: The first fireworks were used as early as 200 BC. The tradition of setting off fireworks on the 4 of July began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, during the first organized celebration of Independence Day. Ship’s cannon fired a 13-gun salute in honor of the 13 colonies. The Pennsylvania Evening Post reported: “at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks (which began and concluded with thirteen rockets) on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated.” That same night, the Sons of Liberty set off fireworks over Boston Common.

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