Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fun Fourth of July Facts

The Fourth of July 2010
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.
2.5 million
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
309.6 million
The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.
$3.0 million
In 2009, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($2.5 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.
$920,277 Dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2009. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $333,882 worth.
$301.5 million
Annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation’s manufacturers, according to the latest published economic census data.
$209 million
The value of fireworks imported from China in 2009, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($217 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $42.9 million in 2009, with the United Arab Emirates purchasing more than any other country ($14.5 million).
$331.4 million
The value of U.S. manufacturers’ shipments of fireworks and pyrotechnics (including flares, igniters, etc.) in 2007.
Visit Mom-Stuffto make your Fourth of July extra sun this year. We have some fun flip flops that you can help your girls make for the Fourth. We have a blanket back pack that is perfect for your kids to use at the parade and fireworks.

We also have some Star Rockin Bobbie pins that will make your girls look patriotic. We have some great recipes for your backyard barbecue. Have a wonderful day celebrating  our nations freedom. The mom-stuff team wishes you and your family a safe Fourth of July, marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecue

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