All of us here at Frederick would love to wish our readers a very happy 4th of July weekend! Make sure you find the time this weekend to spend time with friends and family, grilling and watching a bunch of fantastic fireworks.
In honor of Independence Day, here are some fun facts about America's birthday to get you in the mood to celebrate big!!
1. In 1776, there were 2.5 million people living in the new nation. Today the population of the U.S.A. is 316 million.
2. In 2012, vast majority of imported U.S. flags ($3.6 million) was made in China.
3. Barbecue is also big on Independence Day. Approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day.
4. Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth. Adams and Jefferson died on the same day within hours of each other in 1826.
5. The song "Yankee Doodle" was sung originally by British officers making fun of backwoods Americans.
From our Frederick family to yours, Happy Independence Day!