Flags flutter in the wind as the smell of barbeque drifts through the neighborhood. The fizzle of firecrackers leaves the subtle taste of sulfur in the air— there’s no mistaking the most all-American day of the year is here! Two hundred and forty-two years ago, on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, launching the 13 colonies’ march to freedom and setting the foundation for a new, proud nation: The United States of America.
What really excites you about Independence day?
Adults respect the spirit of Independence Day in different ways. For some, it’s a time for strengthening family bonds or simply relaxing away from work. For others, it’s about remembering battles lost and celebrating the battles won. Truly, it’s about participating in the freedom to express ourselves while saluting the brave people who have fought and died to defend the sacred freedom we cherish.
For kids, however, the fun comes from something else—fireworks!
Staying up late to light fireworks and watching the local displays is an exciting tradition. It’s also a patriotic tribute to our forefathers. Fireworks just look fantastic, and there is a continental supply of them! According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, there are more than 14,000 displays nationwide, and Americans will sacrifice around $675 million on a personal arsenal of fireworks this year. Wow! What an explosive good time!
Did someone say food?
The Fourth of July just wouldn’t be the same without a triumphant magnitude of it! According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (NHDSC), Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July alone! With all the glorious festivities included, the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend more than $7 billion as a testament to America’s freedom. And $101 million of that goes to soda pop—yuck!
Healthy 4th of July celebrations!
Gululu encourages your freedom to choose how to live, and living healthy is our choice. Gululu makes drinking water fun! So, you can leave the soda at the store. We are waging war against dehydration locally and around the world.
The honorable, Theodore Roosevelt, once said: “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders. Cherish the natural resources. Cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children.” Together with Generosity.org, we honor the independence of health, as each bottle sold provides a kid in a third-world country access to water for life.
While enjoying a victorious sum of star-spangled fun, it’s easy to forget that America wasn’t built on fireworks, hotdogs, barbeques and soda. America was built on courage, imagination, diversity and freedom.
We want to encourage you to join our initiative and adopt a healthy lifestyle for your children, and your children’s children.
Have a safe, happy, healthy Fourth of July!!
From all of us, at Gululu
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