Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day - 2016 - Have a safe and fun 4th!

Alexandra, Katherine, Meredith and I all wish a very Happy Independence Day to you and your families! 

CLICK HERE to view my prior e-blast of information concerning Palmetto Bay Independence Day Celebration, including links to fireworks safety and taking care of your pets during this holiday.

 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.

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

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 – 2016.
Eugene Flinn, Mayor
Palmetto Bay 
I have posted various photos (below) from the 2015 Fourth Of July Celebrations held in Palmetto Bay - Mangowood and the 'Downtown Palmetto Bay' fun and fireworks event.

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