July 4 – American Independence Day

It all started in 1776 with this declaration:

Some celebrated in the early days by naming places

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Today it’s more common to have a BBQ

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And congregate to watch firework displays

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or watch Independence Day parades

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It’s also popular to buy your own fireworks to shoot in your front yard

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But some states have firework bans

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And a few only allow small fireworks like sparklers

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A few creative people can find the joy in most things

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Some like to up-size the fun

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But really it’s not about the fireworks but the celebration of America’s identity

070911-N-4007G-008 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 11, 2007) - American flags bearing the names of victims from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, adorn a makeshift monument at the Balboa Park 2007 Freedom Walk. Service members and residents from the San Diego community showed their support through the walk to remember those who lost their lives on that day. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Gaines. (RELEASED)

If you’re interested in finding out more about American independence, check out some of the books we have available here in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

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