In honor of our nations birthday, let’s take a little look at some Independence Day trivia.
- There are thirteen stripes on the American flag, can you tell me what these stripes represent?
- Who made the first American flag?
- Who wrote the “Star Spangled Banner”?
(1) The thirteen stripes represent the New World’s 13 colonies, which rebelled against the British rule to set up the freedoms we enjoy today.
(2) Betsy Ross
(3) Francis Scott Key penned the words to this national song aboard HMS Tennant where he witnessed Fort McHenry being bombarded in the Battle of Baltimore.
For more fun Independence Day Trivia, click here!
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Here Leslie’s questions this week:
1. How did you spend the 4th of July?
There hasn’t been a 4th of July where the weather didn’t misbehave just a bit. We had some thunderstorms and wind, which knocked our power out for an hour. Luckily, by 3pm it came back on and we were good to go from that point forward. We enjoyed grilled hamburgers & hot dogs, which I had prepared on Friday evening, while we watched many of the televised festivities – A Capital Fourth, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, & WBIR’s coverage of fireworks.
2. What was a couple of your favorite things you ate for the 4th of July?
As always, the grilled hamburgers & hot dogs. This is really a delicious treat.
3. Did you watch fireworks?
4. What is your favorite firework?
One of my favorites is when they shoot fireworks over the side of a bridge, which looks like a waterfall cascading over the edge – very nice!
5. How hot was it where you were for the 4th?
I believe it was in the 80s yesterday. It was quite warm, but not as hot as some past Independence Days. Of course, I kept to the inside where the AC was running non-stop until the electricity went off. Thankfully at which time it wasn’t too bad because the rain cooled the temperature off.
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For every American citizen across this great and marvelous land, you’re invited to the biggest birthday party ever. It’s not just any birthday bash, it’s our country’s 235th birthday celebration!
How will you spend this national holiday? It doesn’t really matter, just as long as you remember the courage and sacrifice our forefathers made so we could have the liberty we cherish dearly today.
Enjoy your time down by the water or in your backyard grilling or picnics in the park or shooting off fireworks or … well, there are tons of ways to enjoy this festive celebration. God bless you…God bless America!
Have a safe, Independence’s Day!