July 4, 2018, celebrations wrap up
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The annual Fourth of July celebrations will have many elements this year including US President Donald Trump displaying defence capabilities and delivering his "Salute to America" speech at Lincoln Memorial. The US Independence Day, July the Fourth or July 4, is the annual celebration of the adoption of Declaration of Independence of the US that took place on July 4, 1776.

For the first time, demonstration of military prowess such as the M1 Abrams tanks, M4 Sherman tanks, flyovers by Air Force One, and the US Navy's Blue Angels jet squadron will take place on the 243rd Fourth of July celebrations in Washington DC.

The focus will be on honouring America's armed forces, revealed an official statement by the Department of Interior. "Salute to America will honour each of the nation's five service branches with music, military demonstrations, flyovers and much more. Participants include the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Band ("Pershing's Own"), the Armed Forces Chorus, the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, and many others," the statement said.

The area was earlier closed due to its proximity to the fireworks launch site. This year, the administration has shifted the launch site from Reflecting Pool to the West Potomac Park to make the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the World War II Memorial and Constitution Gardens accessible to the public.

In addition to Salute to America, the other events will be the National Independence Day Parade, A Capitol Fourth- the annual concert performed on the West Lawns of the United States Capitol Building and the annual fireworks display.

Every year, the country celebrates the holiday with fireworks, parades, barbecues, family reunions, concerts, fairs and trips to different places.

Here are some Patriotic quotes, messages and wishes that can be shared with loved ones on the US Independence Day  2019

Quotes for sharing

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. - Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

I think patriotism is like charity—it begins at home - Henry James

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. - Theodore Roosevelt

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it. - John Thune

We're blessed with the opportunity to stand for something—for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to. - Ronald Reagan

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. - Albert Camus

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. - Benjamin Franklin​

Wishes and messages to send

"Let us never forget the sweat, toil and sacrifices of the brave souls that fought and served for the pride and peace of our nation. Happy 4th of July!"

"On this special day, let us take come forward and make a promise to take our nation on the path of prosperity so that people can live a happy life. Happy independence day to all."

"The independence that we enjoy today would not have been possible without your efforts, so a big thank you to the leaders who have fought for the independence and sacrificed their lives. Hope the country always prospers and grows by leaps and bounds."

"Let each one of us make a promise, that as long as we live, we will be good citizens of our country in the best of our capabilities and we will help America grow into a better nation with each passing day."

"This independence day brings forth a new hope to make our tomorrows most beautiful and cherished. Wishing everyone a very happy 4th of July."