Want some inspiration? Read Lincoln’s 1858 speech on the meaning of Independence Day: “Let us stick to it then. Let us stand firmly by it then.” More excellent speeches from Coolidge (1926) and Reagan (1986). Video of the Reagan speech is here.
All about the Statue of Liberty.
Dave Barry’s excellent 1998 column for the 4th of July.
America The Beautiful: the story of the song.
When in the course of human events . . . here’s the full text of the Declaration of Independence. Read it yourself, and to your kids, at least once a year.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!