If the American spirit could be broken, I imagine 2020 would have been the thing to break it. Violent riots, a global pandemic, unprecedented political polarization, and widespread economic upheaval would be dispiriting to any nation. Instead of focusing on what went wrong over the past year and a half,...
The Fourth of July fell on Sunday this year, so various U.S. markets are observing the holiday Monday. Equity markets will be closed, but there will be trading in the futures markets -- including stocks, oil and gold -- until 1 p.m. ET. Trading in futures will resume normally at 6 p.m.
'Take me home' — Mark Zuckerberg posts flag-waving, surfboard-riding Independence Day Instagram video
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg posted a wacky American-flag waving, surfboard-riding video on Instagram to celebrate Independence Day. "Happy July 4th!" Zuckerberg wrote on the post of him deftly surfing atop a lake toting the Stars and Stripes as John Denver's anthem to West Virginia, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" plays.
Glenn Loury: July Fourth 2021 – the case for unabashed Black patriotism on this Independence Day weekend
Editor’s note: The following is an edited version of a lecture delivered in a webinar at Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership on February 1. It was reprinted in City Journal earlier this year and is featured on FoxNews.com with the author’s permission. There is...
Above / Happy Independence Day! Throughout the year, the Naperville Riverwalk provides the natural setting for many annual charity walks, concerts and special events. In 2018, thanks to funds raised by the Riverwalk Foundation’s Duck Race (on hiatus again for 2021) a new flag pole and American flag were placed near the Riverwalk Covered Bridge at Webster Street near the Naperville Township Building.
Williston celebrated Independence Day with a parade on Saturday, after last year’s parade was called off because of the pandemic. Read the story on VTDigger here: Photo Gallery: Williston celebrates Independence Day with floats, town band, classic cars.
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Our military is the most important part of the reason we celebrate our independence from a foreign power. If it was not for the blood, sweat and tears of our military up to that point, we would not have been able to declare our independence from England. Even back then, our 13 colonies were not in full agreement of the Declaration of Independence: nine voted yes, two voted no, one was undecided and one abstained.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement celebrating Independence Day:. “After 16 long and difficult months dealing with a once-in-a-century pandemic, this Independence Day, Vermonters are together once again, celebrating the birth of our great nation with friends and family. Many around the state will be attending parades, cookouts and firework displays - heading to state parks, the lake or downtown, with a new sense of independence, born from our collective efforts, hard work and determination in our battle against COVID-19.
A quarter-century ago, Will Smith’s Capt. Steven Hiller was “a little anxious to get up there and whoop ET’s ass” and save Earth from alien invaders in Independence Day. In 2021, the actor paid it forward in a less-dramatic but equally cool way: He paid a reported $100,000 to save New Orleans’ Fourth of July fireworks display.
For three decades, Roland Emmerich has been getting paid good money to blow iconic landmarks the absolute fuck up. It isn’t the director’s only trick, but it’s clearly one he relishes. Whether he’s nuking space-pyramids, covering the Statue of Liberty in an ice-tsunami, or just causing most of the world to sort of … swallow itself (?), Emmerich’s movies have things like characters and plot in them, but they are usually pretty secondary to the fireworks and natural disasters.
Some people like “Independence Day” for its campy take on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”; or for its technical achievements, which won an Oscar and set director Roland Emmerich on the path for becoming the disaster director du jour; or for establishing Will Smith as the “King of the Fourth of July.”
Thousands of Americans poured into the nation’s capital Sunday, welcomed beneath a firework-lit sky by a city eager to host an Independence Day that resembled some version of a normal one. In a moment when the pandemic is finally easing, the day began with maskless actors dressed as George and...
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring July 4, 2021, as Independence Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation can be found here and a copy is below:. ###
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The Fourth of July is celebrated as America’s Independence Day in observance of July 4, 1776, when representatives from the 13 colonies that became the United States approved the historic Declaration of Independence, a grand announcement of the colonies’ self-declared independence from England. The Fourth of July has been a...
The date: July Fourth. A new nation celebrates its independence from the world’s most powerful empire. But this time, the location was Manila, the year was 1946 and the empire in question was the United States. And yet, most Filipinos won’t be marking today’s anniversary as a national holiday. Why?
Juneteenth and July Fourth are not opposed. We can honor both holidays and continue to love our flawed country.
It is our custom/tradition to celebrate United States’ Independence Day here in Villa Taverna. Unfortunately, this year it was not possible. However, we are honored to be able to host Minister Di Maio and Secretary of State Blinken to commemorate July 4th in the spirit of friendship between our countries.
NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Music City celebrated Independence Day with a bang breaking its own attendance record yesterday. City officials say 350,000 people came out to Nashville's Let Freedom Sing! Fourth of July event yesterday. The new record breaks the last one from 2019 by about 7,000 people. As well as...