From our family to yours, we wish you a Safe and Happy 4th of July! We hope your weekend is filled with fun and celebration. Thank you to all of our distributors and customers for their continued support throughout the year! We appreciate you helping us to be leaders in the rodless cylinder and NFPA cylinder, pneumatic cylinder designs. Here are some fun filled facts about Independence Day……
- Happy 2nd of July?! Author Kenneth C. Davis has revealed that the 2nd of July may actually be the more appropriate date to mark the nation’s special day. “The fact is that John Adams wrote home to Abigail on the 3rd that this day, July 2nd will go down in history,” Davis said during an appearance on “CBS This Morning.” “We’ll celebrate it with parades and pomp and bells ringing and fireworks, and it was because Congress actually ruled it in favor of independence on July 2. But it was two days later, of course, that Congress then accepted Jefferson’s declaration, explaining the vote two days before that really got fixed in the America’s imagination as our birthday. July 2nd should be Independence Day.”
- R.I.P Founding Fathers: In a bizarre, though perhaps apt, twist of fate, both Thomas Jefferson (left) and John Adams (right) died on July 4, 1826. “The publication of the Declaration of Independence may have accidentally made the Fourth of July the official day of independence for America, but the deaths of two of its founders cemented its creation of the date’s designation,” wrote the FW’s Danny Gallagher in a post commemorating Independence Day last year.
- Holiday, Shmoliday: “Americans began observing the Fourth of July as early as 1777, when the first-ever major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade, a thirteen-shot cannon salute and fireworks, but Congress didn’t make it official until 1870, when it was part of a bill passed to recognize major state holidays at a federal level — like Independence Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day,” according to TIME magazine.