On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.
Today, the original copy of the Declaration is housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and July 4 has been designated a national holiday. (Continue reading from Military.com)
Every country has its own special day set aside for a little self-love. But when it comes to what we do to celebrate our great United States every summer on the Fourth of July—whether it's chowing down on hot dogs by the dozen, shooting off explosive fireworks into the night sky, that's when we start behaving very, very differently. (Continue reading from BestLife)