- 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
- Friends and family members
- Internet access (optional)