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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.

Classic Gelatin Salad with Chef Scott Peacock

Gelatin salad, a great American classic, is made with gelatin, fresh grapefrui...

Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring...

Organize a Neighborhood 4th of July Parade

A good neighborhood parade has music, costumes, candy, and vehicles, but you...

Fun Fourth of July Games for Kids

The warm summer weather is perfect for a Fourth of July celebration that...

How to Display the Flag

Treat Old Glory with the respect she deserves.

Flag Dates to Remember

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

Patriot's Pride

Star-spangled images throughout the home celebrate America's history and...

A Salute to the Statue of Liberty

Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to th...

July 4th Quotes

Spread the 4th of July spirit with some wise words from fellow patriots....

A Salute to Patriotic Stamps

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

Stars and Stripes Forever

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

Celebrate the Fourth

Come join a popping-good celebration of summer's grandest holiday....

Flag-Flying Dates to Remember

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

Fun Ways to Spend Memorial Day

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

A Salute to Patriotic Postcards

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

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

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

A Salute to Those Who Help from Home

Throughout history, seamstresses have used sewing skills in support of their...

America the Beautiful

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

Star-Spangled Banner

The wings of an eagle, spread protectively over flags and a shield of stars,...

Displaying the American Flag

Treat Old Glory with the respect she deserves.

A Salute to the 4th Of July

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

Patriotic Songs

Five rousing songs to celebrate American pride.

Celebrating Old Glory

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

A Salute to Special Recipes

If rations were ordered today, how would your family adjust?

A Salute to Patriotic Souvenirs

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

Inspiring Words

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

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