July 4 is a great day to plan a BBQ and set off fireworks. You should celebrate the birth of our nation, as John Adams once penned: “[Independence Day] will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
As with any activity, there are safety precautions that should be observed. Property Casualty 360 provides a slideshow of 10 ways to be safe when you BBQ. And since no July 4 celebration is complete without fireworks, be sure to review these firework safety tips from National Safety Council.
So spend time with your loved ones, enjoy the summer holiday, and be safe this week.
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