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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.

Treat Old Glory with the respect she deserves.

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