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Fireworks were invented in China in the seventh century to scare away evil spirits. The Chinese probably enjoyed creating noisy, colorful explosions too.

In the 18th century, fireworks became a key ingredient in celebrating liberty and independence in the United States.

Happy Independence Day from your friends at the Bulletin! We hope you live with a free spirit and enjoy every crash-boom-bang. We are overjoyed to live in a free country where liberty is paramount. We are free to do what we want to do, if we are willing to do it right.

Fireworks exemplify the golden rule of the U.S. – act freely and assertively, just don’t intrude on another person’s right to do the same.

The very first celebration of Independence Day was in 1777, six years before Americans even knew if their new nation would survive the war.

Fireworks have become an enduring part of the celebration of freedom ever since. In 1789, George Washington's inauguration was accompanied by a fireworks display.

May it forever be so.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/4/2017
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