The United States of America celebrates its 240th birthday today, July 4th, 2016. Everywhere in the country today there will be a proud display of flags, family cook-out and fun, and fireworks which are the hallmarks for celebration of Independence Day in America. USA Today estimated over 285 million pounds of fireworks at the cost of $1.09 billion were used during last year’s celebration.
Watch out for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show in New York City, which is the biggest Independence Day fireworks show in the country. The show will be broadcast on TV with estimated 3 million live spectators and another 15 million watching the TV broadcast.
Happy Independence Day to USA!