Jul 2, 2014
On this Friday and the extended weekend, Americans will proudly display the American flag outside homes and buildings to celebrate America’s independence. We celebrate the wisdom of our Founding Fathers to establish a “house” that we would live in, one based entirely on a common idea of rights—of life, liberty, and the pursuit of freedom. It was self-evident to them as it must be for us on this our nation’s birthday—our 238th.
Our Founding Fathers secured American independence and immortalized the reality in words to remember for the ages. Many Americans gather on July 4th to read aloud, and perhaps intone, the Declaration of Independence, the profession of our nation’s beliefs.
Celebrating Independence Day
Colonial costumes, parades and picnics, hot dogs and hamburgers, barbecues and fireworks—these make up the fun of Independence Day. Americans celebrate Independence Day with rousing music—high-spirited, and energetic, from the music composed by “The March King,” John Philip Sousa, to George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin to our beloved patriotic hymns.