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Happy Independence Day!

General Machinery would like to wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July.

In observance of America's birthday we will be closed Monday, July 5th, and will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, July 6th. As always, we will have someone on call to assist you with your emergency needs.

Fourth of July Facts:

  • The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. This was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public after people were summoned by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.

  • The oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island which began in 1785.

  • Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not actually rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.

  • July 4th was not deemed a federal holiday until 1870, nearly 100 years after the nation was founded.

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