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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Treat Old Glory with the respect she deserves.

Collections of U.S. postage stamps reveal a lot about our country's history.

Display your military memorabilia with pride.

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Don't forget to fly your flag on these important days.

Show some American pride by flying the Red, White and Blue for all to see.

For generations, paper greetings and ephemera have been an artistic expression...

From parades and picnics to other fun outdoor activities, we share our favorit...

"Let martial note in triumph float, and liberty extend its mighty hand .....

Treat Old Glory with the respect she deserves.

Did you know that our flag was once called Old Glory?

Five rousing songs to celebrate American pride.

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A historic event, the battle at Fort McHenry, inspires our most patriotic song.

Look to political, religious, and spiritual leaders for hope and wisdom.

"O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain ..."

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"My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty ..."

A collection of red, white, and blue outlasts other passing fads and lends...

Whether on duty in the United States or abroad, men and women in uniform often...

"There's a feeling comes a stealing and it sets my brain a'reeling ......

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