4th of July/Memorial Day Traditions

Show your pride in your American heritage with 4th of July displays and songs. Do you know how to display the flag, which days to fly the flag, and the history of Old Glory? We trace the roots of this important American icon. There are many other traditional 4th of July icons, such as military medals, the National Anthem, the Statue of Liberty, and the Declaration of Independence. Learn about each of them in our guides. If a song is what you're looking for to celebrate the 4th of July, look no further than our patriotic songbook. We share the lyrics to such classics as "America the Beautiful," "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "You're a Grand Old Flag." Maybe decorating is your 4th of July tradition. We've collected great ideas for red-white-and-blue home decor, plus patriotic centerpieces, outdoor displays, simple picnic ideas, and more. And since the 4th of July offers a great opportunity for a summertime celebration with family and friends, check out our 4th of July recipes, including potluck ideas, theme desserts, picnic foods, and grilled chicken and burgers.


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More 4th of July Fun & History
Inspiring Words About Freedom

See what famous leaders have said about freedom.

Send a Free Patriotic E-Card

Show someone you care with a free e-card featuring Old Glory.

Organize a 4th of July Parade

Follow our eight steps to organize a fun and festive Fourth of July parade!

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Patriotic Icons
Sing Along
  • Home on the Range

    Though it's the state song of Kansas, these patriotic lyrics represent all U.S. settlers, cowboys, and farmers.

  • My Country, 'Tis of Thee

    Let freedom and the lyrics of this patriotic song ring throughout your home.

  • Stars and Stripes Forever

    The Stars and Stripes Forever is the official National March. Sing along at games and parades.

  • The Star-Spangled Banner

    Did you know there is more to the National Anthem than the words that are sung before sporting events?

  • You're a Grand Old Flag

    This patriotic song was once the big hit in the 1906 musical, George Washington, Jr.


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