Monday, July 4th, is Independence Day, the 235th birthday of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 North American colonies that eventually formed the United States of America. Odum Library celebrates the holiday by closing at midnight Sunday, July 3rd, to reopen at 7:45 am Tuesday, July 5th. These hours include the Internet CafÃ©.
In honor of the holiday, we feature sites (including the online exhibit linked above from the National Archives and Records Administration) for federal government resources for the holiday:
Learn about the history and proper caretaking of the U.S. flag, popularly known as the â€œStars and Stripes.â€
Where did your holiday food originate?Â Hamburgers and beef hot dogs probably came from Texas, but if itâ€™s chicken or corn on the cob, thereâ€™s a good chance it grew up in Georgia! Enjoy these and other fun facts about July 4th provided by the U.S. Census Bureau to our nationâ€™s estimated population of 311.7 million people.