Independence Day

Independence Day marks the anniversary of America's birth and celebrates the enduring values of freedom and democracy we cherish to this day.
A family watches Yankee Doodle Dandy at home on their television
Movies and TV

7 Classic Fourth of July Movies

What better way to enjoy some quality family time over the Fourth of July holiday than to watch movies that celebrate the United States of America?

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Two dogs who love the 4th of July fireworks!
Dogs

The Dog Who Loves the 4th of July

Most dogs crawl under the bed when Independence Day fireworks go off. Not my spaniel, Kelly!

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A Fourth of July prayer for our nation's leaders
Power of Prayer

A 4th of July Prayer

Amid all the picnics, parades and fireworks, a prayer.

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Sunflower the Pomeranian
Angels

Angels and Fear of Firecrackers

Angels know God’s watching over the world, but sometimes we find it hard to trust we’ll be ok.

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J.L.G.Ferris' rendering of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson
Miracles

John Adams’ Last Words

There’s something fascinating about the stories of how our young country came to be....

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Fireworks explode across a night sky.
Family

A Marine Mom's Perspective on the Fourth of July

For me, July 4th is no longer just about summer fun. It's about the sacrifices made by so many.

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Michelle's active-duty friends, Michael and Lora
Inspiration

Be Thankful on the Fourth

Independence Day is the perfect occasion to show our gratitude to servicemen and women.

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Tanya Richardson poses with a refreshing smoothie in her hand
Health and Wellness

Low-Sugar Smoothie

When it's hot out, it's great to start your day with something cool, like a creamy smoothie.

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Star-Shaped Blueberry Shortcakes
Health and Wellness

Star-Shaped Blueberry Shortcakes

With raspberries and whipped cream, this dessert is perfect for your Memorial Day gathering.

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