Severe weather and a nearby tornado warning proved to be the greatest threat to the Independence Day celebration on the Mall yesterday, sending tens of thousands to the shelter of nearby museums and government buildings for a couple of hours.
Virginia Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis continued her July Fourth tradition yesterday morning: walking with her husband, U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, in the Fairfax Independence Day Parade, shaking hands and smiling for photos.
BAGHDAD — Hundreds of U.S. troops marked the Fourth of July by re-enlisting in the military yesterday while others took oaths of American citizenship in ceremonies at the main U.S. headquarters in Iraq.
On July 4, 1776, America's Founders declared the country's independence from Britain, largely as a revolt against excessive and unfair taxation. So in our nation, which is much more overtaxed than it was over two centuries ago, it would be fitting if, in recognition of our Founding principles, federal, state and local governments made July Fourth a totally tax-free day.
As we celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades, cookouts and speeches, we should be grateful to our many forebears who risked their property, reputation, and lives to attain our independence.
The American experiment was unique and improbable in 1776, when Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and the American colonies defied Britain, the most powerful nation on earth at the time. As we look around the world at how difficult it is for democracy and freedom to take hold and flourish, America seems like a political miracle.
rills and the Fourth of July are hot: It's one of the best ways to enjoy summer holidays, savor the outdoors and get the most out of the season's longer days.
Pursuit of liberty