Celebrate the freedom of our country with these meaningful ways to be patriotic on the 4th of July.
You will need
- American flag
- Books about our Founding Fathers
- Friends and family members
- Internet access (optional)
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Did You Know:
The raised flag over Fort McHenry on September 14, 1814, inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”