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  • From the Elders: The Canon
    FUN FACT: The first fireworks were used as early as 200 BC. The tradition of setting off fireworks on the 4 of July began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, during the first organized celebration of Independence Day. Ship’s cannon fired a 13-gun salute in honor of the 13 colonies.SOURCE:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th “Our English word “canon” (notice one “N”) is a translation of a Greek word that originally referred to a “straight rod” or a “measuring rod.” It was literally used to measure “straightness,” but the […]