To our Marathon team members, colleagues, clients, and friends, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday. For our team members who have chosen to work on an assignment during the holiday, thank you so much for your contributions to our mission.
To celebrate the 4th, we have compiled six interesting facts about Independence Day:
· July 4th has been a federal holiday since 1870 (although it has been celebrated long before)
· The U.S. actually voted for Independence on July 2nd but the declaration was published on the 4th
· Americans will enjoy over 150 million hot dogs
· Over a billion dollars of fireworks are purchased each year yet 10% are set off by professionals (be safe out there!)
· President Taylor died after eating some spoiled fruit at a 4th of July celebration
· Americans will spend more than a billion dollars on beer
With so many fun activities out there, we hope you take part of the holiday celebrations!
Written by: Christopher Panagiotopoulos
Team Member Innovation