Our country will be marking its 239th birthday this Fourth of July. As we recognize the founding of our nation, Independence Day is a great time to reflect upon the freedoms we have as Americans as we celebrate the day with family and friends.
It is a tradition for many Americans to spend Independence Day enjoying the great outdoors and ending the day watching fireworks. Should you choose to be on a lake with family and friends, the Department of Natural Resources has some useful boating safety tips that can be found on their website. In addition, the Department of Health Services provides numerous safety tips for those choosing to set off their own fireworks.
I wish you and your family a safe and memorable Fourth of July!