Saturday, July 4, 2015

Have a Happy and safe July 4th weekend - 2015. Support and enjoy local events. Keep our pets safe!

July 4, 1776, the date we celebrate our independence from Britain and Democracy was born.  There are many great neighborhood and regional events going on so plan ahead, have fun and stay safe!

CLICK HERE to update yourself on the events planned within the Village of Palmetto Bay, The 4th rings with patriotic spirit and pride in a day filled with wholesome, All-American fun for the entire family! This event is free to the public. The events start at 5:00 PM.  Fireworks start at 9:00 PM!

This is a holiday to celebrate, the day we celebrate the birth of our great nation, the creation of the greatest system of freedom and democracy. All of this occurred due to the great physical and financial sacrifice of the founders of this nation, the brave men and women of yesterday and today who have sacrificed so greatly to ensure the traditions bestowed by our remarkable founders. We owe them vigilance, and the willingness to defend the democracy they have passed on to us.

Let us continue to look to a future that belongs to all of us - a future that ‘we, the people’ have the power to create.

Alexandra, Katherine, Meredith and I, we all wish you all a wonderful holiday, and hope that the day’s happiness reminds us all of the importance of the Fourth of July.

HISTORY OF THIS HOLIDAY: Independence Day has been celebrated since 1776.  But do you know the year that July 4 officially made a Federal Holiday?  Would you believe 1941? Check out the page regarding July 4, for additional information.

Let's not forget about our pets this holiday weekend. It Will Be a Stressful Evening For Them. Pets and fireworks don't mix. Plan now to keep your pet safe. CLICK HERE to view Miami-Dade County July 4th Pet Safety tips.

Celebrations will occur throughout our community – there are many neighborhood block parties and bike parades and picnics on the beaches and in parks.  More complete information is contained online: See & Do, Miami Herald: Fourth of July guide: Where to watch fireworks in South Florida on July 4

FIREWORKS SAFETY Please be smart if you plan on being your own pyrotechnician CLICK HERE and review the "Fireworks Safety" brochure put out by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Fire Prevention Division. Have fun and be safe.

Happy Independence Day – 2015 - from Eugene Flinn

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