Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

On behalf of my family and staff of The Priory Hospitality Group, please have a safe and happy fourth of July celebration with your family and friends!

And, to all of our veteran heroes and their families present and past, thank you all for the many sacrifices you made to give us the many freedoms we all enjoy today - Thank you!

P.S.: Here is a link to Wikipedia's entry about Independence Day. I thought you might enjoy reading about how it began, some interesting trivia and related customs too! For example, did you know that a salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base? And, that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the United States and the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence to become president, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the United States' 50th anniversary.

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