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Instilling the Meaning of Independence Day

What does the Fourth of July mean to contemporary Americans? For many it means a day off from work and little more. To others it means an opportunity to "party," roast hot dogs, and watch fireworks.  But to the Founders of our nation, it meant far more.

Some amazing insight into the birth of our country that you can share with your family!

A 'What If' Memorial Day

Indeed, the “What Ifs” about the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country fill books, all of them fascinating, all of them disturbing.

I love the America that has survived all those horrible “What Ifs” of our history. I love the America where our fallen heroes are revered and our serving men and women are held in the highest esteem.

Fun in the Sun

Enjoying the great outdoors is a perfect way to create fun memories with family or friends. Here are some recipe and activity ideas to make your family's summer loads of fun!

Silhouettes God Bless USA Performance

Ready to be inspired for July 4th?  Watch this amazing video performance by Silhouettes as the execute a beautiful dance tribute to the United States of America.

Members of the Military Return Home to Reunite With their Families

This video is a must-see!  In honor of our men and women in uniform who sacrifice to keep our nation strong and free - THANK YOU! 

Have a Sizzling, Sparkling Fourth

On July 4th, the perfect party calls for friends, food, fireworks and plenty of red, white and blue. It's an easy party to pull off!  We've created a patriotic themed spread of sweet and savory treats to provide star-spangled fun for everyone!

Have a Flag-Waving Fourth of July!

Potlucks are a popular way to celebrate just about anything - and July Fourth is a great reason to get the friends and neighbors together for a patriotic potluck. I'm bringing a fantastic flag cake to this year's party! 
Here's how to make it yourself!

Summer is the Perfect Time to Teach Manners, Flag Etiquette

Summertime patriotic holidays—Memorial Day, Flag Day and July the Fourth—provide a natural opportunity to teach children flag etiquette. Even young children can be taught that our flag is special, and we treat it with respect.

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