Big parades, family gatherings, spectacular fireworks, and a sense of freedom make Independence Day a great time to create long-lasting memories. Here are some of our favorite moments.
It wouldn't be the 4th of July without fireworks! Did you know Americans spend over 1 billion dollars on fireworks annually? (Flickr, 1982)
Wave the flag and wear the flag - that's the USA spirit (Flickr, 1998)
Let's march to the beat of liberty! This high school band sure is feeling the drums (Flickr, 1970)
You can never miss a biker on a July 4th parade. Just look for the cool dude wearing black sunglasses, jeans, and boots (Flickr, 1998)
Some celebrations are more formal than others: check out this black-tie reception event to celebrate Independence Day. Talk about classy! (Flickr, 1970)
In the course of July 4th celebrations, it becomes necessary for one people to gather their friends and barbecue on! (Flickr, 1999)
The annual parade isn't the only activity for families on July 4th. Picnics are also a common tradition on a sunny Independence Day (Flickr, 1940 & 1974)
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