Happy Independence Day!

BJ Bounds

This weekend, and particularly Monday, we celebrate America’s independence from England and the end of taxation without representation.

My favorite parts of this holiday are the BBQ cookouts and the extra day off.  I can’t say I’m thrilled with the fireworks anymore since we have dogs that have become terrified at loud noises and have to be constantly monitored on every “firecracker” holiday.  And these are black Labrador and Shar-Pei mixes—it’s almost embarrassing to have big dogs like that scared of things like lawn mowers and poppers!

As you know by now, I like to research holidays and find interesting trivia or historical data about each one.  This one is no different.   I have seen lots of information about July 4th over the years but this year, as I surfed the Internet, I found something I didn’t know—or at least didn’t remember learning in school.

Here’s what I found from PurpleTrail:

“The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.”

That’s interesting, isn’t it?  Did anybody else know that?

Hope everybody has a terrific holiday!

Just a reminder:  Calyx is closed on Monday for the holiday.  We’ll be back in the office ready for business on Tuesday morning!

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