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Happy Independence Day

4 July 2013 by

Happy Independence Day!

From lists of where to see fireworks to boating and grilling safety, you've probably heard it all. Not to mention, a lot of cities have cancelled their firework shows over the years due to budget cuts. We just want to wish you a Happy 4th of July and let you know how thankful we are for each and every one of you. From making USA the best, to helping our little MilitaryTownAdvisor.com website, military families are the second to none!

Fun Facts from the US Census

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million.

The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth is 316.2 million.

$218.2 million: The value of fireworks imported from China in 2012

$3.8 million: In 2012, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags.

59 places contain the word "liberty" in the name.

About the Author

Chelsea Hickey

Chelsea Hickey

Chelsea Hickey is a social media and email marketing strategist at Sparkle Social and the Marketing Manager at Zuberance. She is a USMC Wife of 5+ years and has been with her Marine for 9+ years. One toddler, 5 deployments and a cross- country road trip later, Chelsea is currently living in Virginia Beach, VA and is missing Camp Pendleton, CA. Tweet her @ChelseaRhane

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