Wela Whip Freedom Edition - Happy July 4th!


This week the Whip falls on July 4th, and that's not something to be ignored. Welcome to the Wela Whip Freedom Edition!

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Happy 2nd of July? July 2nd… just doesn’t have the same ring to it as Happy 4th, but the 2nd of July in 1776 was actually the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence. The 4th was actually when the final wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved. Check out the story of the Fourth of July for more facts than you were probably looking for…and Happy Independence Day! Read More

Your 4th of July Gas Update Other than fireworks and BBQ, the next thing that comes to mind on the 4th is gas prices. Everyone likes to talk about the average price of gas and the number of July 4th travelers. Well, this year gas is expected to be up by 20 cents and impact 41 million people! The beach is worth 20 more cents a gallon, though. Read More

What do Hotmail, Dave Winfield’s 442nd Home Run and Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40 Countdown” all have in common? They all occurred or debuted on the 4th of July (all occurring in different years of course). Check out this site for Historical Events that happened on the 4th of July. Read More

Nothing Exemplifies America Like A Jeep Yeah, that's right. For the second year in a row, Jeep has been deemed America's most patriotic brand; just ahead of Levi and Coke. We salute those driving America's car. You are a true Patriot. Read More

America's New Hero… Tim Howard? For a country that only adopts soccer for one month every four years, this recent love affair with Tim Howard is overwhelming. Tim Howard, the USMNT goalkeeper, had an outstanding game in the USA's last game… the one they lost. Despite the loss, the US is buzzing about Howard and his efforts. Hopefully, these same individuals don't forget him before the 2018 World Cup because he truly is great! Read More

It's July 4th, we can't leave you without some info about Fireworks! This might be a little dated, but this fun infographic tells you how much Americans like to blow things up. Read More