On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress declared the 13 Colonies’ independence from Great Britain and birthed a new nation. We celebrate every year with cookouts, picnics, fireworks, and days off work.
On July 3, 2019, MMS will close early. However, we will ship all orders placed by 8 a.m. MST, so get those orders in early!
We will be closed July 4-5, 2019.
What is your favorite Independence Day tradition?
In the parts of Alaska where it does not get dark at all this time of year, fireworks are not the big event they are in the rest of the U.S. We tend to focus our celebrations around the solstice, which is June 21. However, we still enjoy cookouts and other outdoor gatherings. We have a friend whose legendary Fourth of July party in the pasture includes firing a 50mm cannon and paddling around a gravel pit pond.
Whatever you do to celebrate, please be safe, and remember with gratitude those brave colonists who began the United States of America, our home.