The United States is quickly preparing for a “blockbuster” 4th of July Holiday Weekend this year, with antsy citizens ready to blow off some steam after being stuck in the house for more than 15 months.
“I’m really pumped and excited,” said one traveler. “This is my first real thing, with a crowd and everything.”
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July weekend. Remember Fire Works are illegal in Massachusetts. pic.twitter.com/g7ybw2S90q
— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) July 2, 2021
“As much as Americans have ventured out in recent months as the coronavirus pandemic eases in the U.S., this long July Fourth weekend is a turning point, as if the country has decided en masse that it is ready to get back to live entertainment, large celebrations, block parties and elaborate fireworks extravaganzas—not to mention old-fashioned parades and pie-eating contests,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
Who is ready for some Red White & Blue time?
The Fourth Of July🇺🇸It is time to celebrate our Independence. Our Freedoms. It is about ALL of us. Thank you to everyone who served/serving.
— Code of Vets ™ (@codeofvets) July 2, 2021
“It’s going to be one of the busiest Fourth of Julys ever,” added a restaurant owner in Southern California. “People are just eager to go out and go for it.”
Read the full report here.
FLASHBACK: Ronald Reagan Addresses America on the Fourth of July in NYC
Ronald Reagan addressed millions of Americans from New York Harbor to mark the Fourth of July during his tenure in the White House; telling citizens “it’s important to have some fun.”
“My fellow Americans, in a few moments the celebrations will begin here in New York Harbor. It’s going to be quite a show,” said Reagan. “It’s worth remembering that all the celebrations on this day is rooted in history.”
“While it’s good to talk about serious things, it’s just as important and just as American to have some fun,” he added.
Watch President Reagan’s remarks above.
JOE NO! Biden Tells Un-Vaccinated Americans They May Have to Cancel the Fourth of July
President Biden issued a dire warning to un-vaccinated Americans this week; saying those unwilling to mask-up for the next few months and receive the injection may have to cancel their Fourth of July celebrations.
“But Biden said at the White House that he’s not yet comfortable saying people can hold small outdoor gatherings on Independence Day,” adds the newspaper.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 21, 2021
“Back on March 11, I outlined a vision of what America could look like by the Fourth of July — an America that was much closer to normal life that we left behind more than a year ago,” Biden said.
He added: “To celebrate our independence from this virus on July 4th with family and friends in small groups, we still have more to do in the months of May and June. We all need to mask up until the number of cases goes down, until everyone has a chance to get their shot.”
Read the full report at the New York Post.