Happy 4th of July!


Happy 4th of July from Westwood Contractors.

This year as we take a day off for the 4th of July, America will celebrate its 248th birthday as independence was achieved from Great Britain following the Revolutionary War. The founding fathers signed this declaration on July 4, 1776.

With an abundance of options to celebrate the holiday, we thought we'd share some fun 4th of July statics from the internet:

  • AAA projects 70.9 million travelers will travel at least 50 miles or more from home over the Independence Day holiday travel period, from Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, July 7.
  • According to the National Retail Federation, 87% of consumers plan to celebrate the Fourth of July this year and spend an average of $90.42 on food items.
  • Approximately 150 million hot dogs will be eaten on 4th of July and Americans will spend about $4 billion on beer and wine to wash it all down, according to WalletHub.
  • Figures from the American Pyrotechnics Association show that overall, Americans used 273.6 million lbs of fireworks last year across various holidays including Independence Day.
  • 31% of Americans will purchase patriotic merchandise for the 4th of July, according to WalletHub.

However, you plan to celebrate, please do so responsibly. Have a fun, safe, and happy holiday!