Archive for June, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/27)

Monday, June 27th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 27 : 07 days to July 4th

Did you know that the first American flag was sewn by seamstress Betsy Ross in May 1777, at the behest of the Continental Congress?

The original version of the flag had thirteen stripes and thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen colonies that signed the Declaration of Independence.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Decide to Be Married Day

Monday, June 27th, 2011


Decide to Be Married Day

“It’s in the deciding to be united in love, to express your joyful onesness to every person you meet, and in every action you take and together a perfect marriage you’ll make*”

Inspired by the poem Decided to Be Married, a day for celebrating those brave souls who’ve decided its time to get married.

Oh. And by the way – its also National HIV Testing Day!

*Decided to Be Married; poem
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Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/26)

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 26 : 08 days to July 4th

Did you know that on the first Independence Day, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US had consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III?

At the time, there were approximately 2.5 million people living in those 13 colonies. This 4th of July, there will more than 304 million people in the United States.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 26) Today we’re celebrating . . .  America’s Kid’s Day

Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Kids on Karen's July 4th Collage by DuctTapeAndDenim

America’s Kid’s Day
Help teach America’s youngsters about the great country in which they live.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/25)

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 25 : 09 days to July 4th

Did you know that of the original thirteen colonies that attended the Continental Congress and voted on the Declaration of Independence, only nine voted in favor of it?

Pennsylvania and South Carolina voted against the Declaration, while New York abstained.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 25) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Great American Backyard Campout

Saturday, June 25th, 2011


Great American Backyard Campout
Grab your backpack and head out to the great outdoors!

Whether you pitch your tent in your backyard or in one of the nation’s parks, register with backyardcampout.org to receive free information about outdoor activities, local wildlife, camping recipes and more.

Holiday Invite: Independence Day on the Net

Friday, June 24th, 2011

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Happy Independence Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our online celebration of America’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, nine of the twelve colonies attending the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence — and a nation was born!

Help your children get into the spirit of our nation by enjoying one of our craft projects. Or brush up on your knowledge of American history, with our articles on the Pledge of Allegiance, the American flag and the Declaration of Independence. Also be sure to enjoy a little red, white and blue trivia with our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

Perhaps you are planning a trip to our nation’s capital for Independence Day? Be sure to visit one of the national monuments and memorials — there is no better way to celebrate the country’s history and heroism. Or how about visiting one of America’s 400 national parks? They are the perfect place to get in touch with the beauty and bounty of the United States.

Of course, nothing says 4th of July like an awesome fireworks display. And if you don’t mind doing a little holiday driving, you might be able to catch one of the nation’s eight best Independence Day pyrotechnic shows.

On Monday, July 4th, 2011, America will be celebrating its 235th birthday. We look forward to sharing with you one of the biggest parties yet!

Happy Holidays,
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