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TWRA reports No Boating Related Fatalities over July 4th Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Independence Day holiday period from June 30th through July 4th.

This year’s holiday period was extended with July 4th falling on a Tuesday. More than 10,700 boats were inspected during the five days. TWRA boating officers made 20 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests.

Officers issued 353 citations, and 303 warnings. They also assisted 483 boaters.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

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A Look at the History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776, by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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Fireworks Safety Tips from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – For the Fourth of July Holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued Fireworks Safety Tips for the public. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day.

Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 200 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to observe 2017 Independence Day holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Independence Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

All clinics and pharmacies will be closed. Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Department, Women’s Health and inpatient services.

The Town Center Pharmacy will be closed for IT upgrades Saturday, July 1st and operate on a DONSA schedule July 3rd, opening from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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Clarksville Police reminds Citizens of Fireworks Regulations, Safety Tips

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Independence Day,  July 4th, is right around the corner, so it’s time for the Clarksville Police Department to start reminding folks about local ordinances, state laws, and fireworks safety.

According to 2016 statistics from the American Pyrotechnics Association and National Council on Fireworks Safety, there is over $1 billion dollars of revenue a year generated from the sale and display of fireworks.

City of Clarksville allows Fireworks July 1st-5th from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

City of Clarksville allows Fireworks July 1st-5th from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

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101st Airborne Division, Coalition celebrate Independence Day

 

Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – When 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) service members started their day Saturday morning, “Cover Down,” part of the 101st Band, was already playing popular music. Shortly after 6:00am, personnel from 101st, sister services and Coalition were getting covered in colors – blue, green, red, orange, pink, purple and yellow.

The USO-sponsored 5K color run started off an early celebration of Independence Day, which began a day of activities for service members deployed in support of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, led by the 101st at Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad.

Volunteers from across the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Operation Inherent Resolve, prepare food in support of the Independence Day celebration sponsored by the USO, held at the former Erbil International Airport, Erbil Iraq, July 4, 2016. The event was held for all U.S. and Coalition service members in Erbil and included a variety of food and drink, games, and live music provided by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) group, The Other Guys, and a raffle sponsored by the USO and other organizations. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Allen Hill/Released)

Volunteers from across the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command — Operation Inherent Resolve, prepare food in support of the Independence Day celebration sponsored by the USO, held at the former Erbil International Airport, Erbil Iraq, July 4, 2016. The event was held for all U.S. and Coalition service members in Erbil and included a variety of food and drink, games, and live music provided by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) group, The Other Guys, and a raffle sponsored by the USO and other organizations. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Allen Hill/Released)

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TWRA Reports Two Boating-Related Fatalities Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The separate incidents involved victims following off a boat.

The first fatal incident occurred on the Cumberland River in Clarksville when a 59-year old Goodlettsville resident fell overboard Sunday night when he was apparently trying to pull up his anchor on a pontoon boat.

Two fatal boating accidents occured over the July 4th holiday weekend.

Two fatal boating accidents occured over the July 4th holiday weekend.

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City of Clarksville celebrates Independence Day with a Blast

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville held the ninth annual Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at Liberty Park and what a celebration it was. Featured were great music, good food, games. Just about something for everyone.

The “Ten Strings and Tom” trio kicked things off around 6:00pm. This band is named for the instruments in their band–six string guitar, four string bass, and a tom or one drum of a drum set. They performed songs by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and others.

City of Clarksville Celebrates our nation's Independence Day.

City of Clarksville Celebrates our nation’s Independence Day.

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AAA reports July 4th Gas Prices were Lowest in Eleven Years

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA forecasted that a record-breaking 36.3 million Americans would take an Independence Day road trip this weekend. Those who did, found the lowest gas prices on July 4th in 11 years.   

“Despite the high demand, gas prices declined throughout the holiday weekend making travel even more affordable,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

2016 Independence Day Gas Prices

2016 Independence Day Gas Prices

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft completes burn, now in Jupiter Orbit

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53pm PDT (11:53pm EDT) Monday, July 4th.

“Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another reason to cheer — Juno is at Jupiter,” said NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. “And what is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before? With Juno, we will investigate the unknowns of Jupiter’s massive radiation belts to delve deep into not only the planet’s interior, but into how Jupiter was born and how our entire solar system evolved.”

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entering Jupiter's orbit. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This illustration depicts NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entering Jupiter’s orbit. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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