Happy Independence Day!

Q: Do they have a Fourth of July in England? (see answer after the photo…)

A: Yes, it comes right after the Third of July. The English do not, however, typically celebrate Independence Day.

More Independence Day factoids:
Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in a tavern.
• The first signer of that famous document, John Hancock, was an alcohol dealer.
• Every signer of the Declaration of Independence drank alcoholic beverages. There was no abstainer among these American leaders.
George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere and Patrick Henry. One was a major whiskey distiller, one was a bar tender, one owned a vineyard, and one was a brewer. Alcohol beverages have always been an important part of American life and culture.