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WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Independence Day is a long weekend with family and friends for most Americans. Before you start celebrating, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
- Firework Safety: Nothing celebrates freedom quite like a fireworks display. An average of 240 people go to the ER each day during fireworks season. Don't be one of them. Know how to safely use fireworks and the firework laws for each state.
- Americanize your Cookout: Cooking out this holiday? Why not prepare a dish with a distinctly American twist like: Mamie Eisenhower's fudge, White House pastry kitchen cookies, or Senate Bean Soup?
- Celebrate at a National Park: What's better than celebrating the USA in one of the country's most beautiful areas? The National Parks have tons of family friendly events going on during 4th of July week. See what's happening near you.
- Say Happy Birthday / Check out US symbols: Spread the red, white and blue love and wish the USA a "Happy Birthday" on the USA.gov Facebook page. Also check out the patriotic symbols being posted throughout the week.
As you reflect on the history of the 4th of July, safely enjoy the holiday and all the festivities that come along with it! You can find more facts about the history of this holiday and tips to make your July 4th fun and safe on USA.gov, the official website of the U.S. government.
Contact: Colleen Bayus, Colleen.Bayus@gsa.gov
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