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.
PBS’s description of various fireworks effects, and a quiz.
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.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!