Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is the only national holiday that celebrates our nation, the United States of America, as a whole, the sum of its parts.
As we remember the birthday of our nation, may we also take time to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf by all servicemen and women everywhere throughout our nation’s history that our freedoms might remain intact.
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Cool Websites for the Fourth of July
To learn more about the history of the Fourth of July:
The History Channel’s Main Home Page for the Fourth of July – its origins and history as well as fun information
Free online encyclopedia with articles relating to the Fourth of July
For audio clips of patriotic American songs:
A Site with numerous audio clips of beloved patriotic American songs
For information about the Flag of the United States:
Website dedicated to the flag of the United States of America
Flag rules for flying and flag etiquette
CNN’s site for students to learn more about our flag
Interested in Fireworks?
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fireworks and how they work!
For fun crafts for the kids:
Learn how to make 5 pointed stars just like Betsy Ross did!
All kinds of fun crafts, decorations, and printable booklets for the 4th of July
Printable versions of the United States Flag and individual State Flags
You're a grand old flag, You're a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave. You're the emblem of, the land I love, The home of the free and the brave. Ev'ry heart beats true 'neath the Red, White and Blue, Where there's never a boast or brag. But should auld acquaintance be forgot, Keep your eye on the grand old flag. --George M. Cohan, "You're A Grand Old Flag"
May Tuesday be a time of family and friends and fun!
Happy Birthday, America!