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Travel Tuesday: July 4th in Depth

Independence Day of the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress.   The thirteen American colonies then considered themselves as a new nation.

Here’s how far we’ve come.

$6.77B – Total planned spending on July 4th food.

150 Mil. – Hot dogs are consumed each July 4th holiday.

700 Mil. Lbs – Of chicken are purchased in the week prior to July 4th.

$4.4 Mil – Annual value of imported American flags, most of which are made in China.

$324+ Mil. – Value of annual fireworks imports to the U.S. (most from China).

67% – Of all annual fireworks injuries take place within a month of July 4th.

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A big thanks to WalletHub for the stats! Logon for more….

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