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How to Have a Meaningful 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate the freedom of our country with these meaningful ways to be patriotic on the 4th of July.


  • Step 1: Display flag Display an American flag. The flag is a powerful symbol of our country that represents strength, unity, and freedom.
  • Step 2: Read a book Read a book about John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, or one of the other Founding Fathers.
  • Step 3: Write a letter Write a letter to a veteran or a soldier serving in the military.
  • TIP: You can search online for organizations that send letters and care packages to deployed service members.
  • Step 4: Learn the words Learn the words of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  • TIP: Search online for the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  • Step 5: Read the Declaration of Independence Learn how our country became independent from Great Britain by reading the Declaration of Independence.
  • Step 6: Give back Give back and make a difference by donating blood, time, or money to the men and women who serve in the military.
  • TIP: Search online for organizations that need your help.
  • Step 7: Celebrate Celebrate the 4th of July with friends and family by taking the time to appreciate life, freedom, and happiness.
  • FACT: The raised flag over Fort McHenry on September 14, 1814, inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

You Will Need

  • American flag
  • Books about our Founding Fathers
  • Stationery
  • Time
  • Money
  • Friends and family members
  • Internet access (optional)

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