4th of July Celebrates America

The iconic 4th of July represents dreams, hopes and possibilities, all founded on American  ideals for many around the globe. Even when experienced only from afar through movies, books, song and poetry they are vivid and enticing. For Americans,  the date celebrates the constitutional change that created the national country and identity.

It’s the United States national day observed  and enjoyed by Americans. future Americans and visitors for whom it has become a part of history and enlivened in popular culture.

Like many national celebrations, the day is often marked with fireworks, parades and barbecues. Organized communities hold their carnivals, fairs, and picnics. individuals enjoy concerts and baseball games and even family reunions.

It’s an opportune time for political speeches and ceremonies – all joining the mix of public and private events celebrating the country’s  history and the government and traditions that celebrate the distinct history of the United States.

This day, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s declaration officially separated the USA from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Now, “the Boss,” Bruce Springsteen rocking the heart beat of America in this concert in Paris:

Post script from Military Success Network on July 4, as memorial moment, taken from Wikipedia):

In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third president in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.

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