Oregonians across the state will be celebrating the 240th anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence with barbeques featuring Oregon-grown fare, pies made from Oregon cherries, and fireworks as permitted under Oregon Revised Statutes 480.110 through 480.165. They will also enjoy displays created by Oregon’s professional pyrotechnic companies.
Stars and Stripes
In 2015, the annul value of imported U.S. flags was $4.4 million according to the International Trade Statistics. The majority of imported flags were from China, with a value of $4.3 million. The U.S. exported $3.1 million worth of U.S. flags, with Mexico being the leading customer.
In July, 1776, about 2.5 million people lived in the thirteen independent colonies, according to Historical Statistics of the United States, 1789-1945. Last Fourth of July, the estimated U.S. population was 321.4 million and Oregon’s population was 4 million.