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I would like to wish you a happy & safe 4th Of July Weekend.
Did you know...
- Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.
- The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occured in 1804.
- On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, looking to promote national pride and unity, adopted the national flag.
- The first Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi occured at Independence Creek and was celebrated by Lewis and Clark in 1805.
The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776, summoning citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
- Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.
- In 1941, Congress declared July 4 a federal legal holiday.
- The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it. Later that year, five more signed separately and one added his name in a later year. Thomas McKean was the last to sign in January, 1777.
- The origin of Uncle Sam probably began in 1812, when Samuel Wilson was a meat packer who provided meat to the US Army. The meat shipments were stamped with the initials, U.S. Someone joked that the initials stood for "Uncle Sam". This joke eventually led to the idea of Uncle Sam symbolizing the United States government.
- Benjamin Franklin, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson served on the committee that picked the eagle for the national seal (Franklin wanted the turkey.)
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis ~~~ THANK YOU
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Friday, July 2, 2010
Sunday's Guinness World Record attempt at the ‘world's largest open sandwich ” barbecue bun.• in New Bern
Feeding New Bern since 1945! Moore’s BBQ is more that a great place to eat it is also New Bern’s landmark. Tommy Moore is celebrating New Bern’s 300’s anniversary in the best way he can “with great BBQ” Moore build special 3,200 pound oven for this event and he is ready to take on current world record. Festivities begging 1 pm Sunday in Union Point Park and I hope to see you there.
This will be great event come out and support our great city of New Bern
Moore has paid for all the expenses in the record attempt, which he says is his way of helping the city celebrate its 300th birthday.