U.S Independence Day 2016 celebration
U.S Independence Day 2016 celebrationReuters

The United States Independence Day, also known as Fourth of July, is celebrated on July 4 every year to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence of the country from Great Britain in 1776. The year 2016 marks the 240th year of Independence of the country.

The day is being observed as a federal holiday throughout the country to honour the contributions of martyrs to the country. Americans spend the day with celebrations and the day is known for its colourful Fourth of July fireworks and parades in all the major cities.

Here are a few patriotic quotes that can be shared on the U.S. Independence Day 2016:

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. — Thomas Paine, Founding Father of the U.S.

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. — Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of the U.S.

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. — Louis D Brandeis, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S.

You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends. — Hillary Clinton, former U.S Secretary of State

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. — Elmer Davis, news reporter

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. — Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S President

I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. — Wendell L. Wilkie, American lawyer

I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance. — John Adams, 2nd U.S. President

Let freedom never perish in your hands. — Joseph Addison, essayist

 If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. — Hamilton Fish, former Governor of New York

Check out wishes, messages and greetings to be shared on U.S. Independence Day here:

It is the land of the free, the home of the brave. Let us pay tribute to the brave heroes who shed their life for the country. Wishing you all the greetings of the 240th U.S. Independence day.

With great respect, let us thank all the great brothers and sisters for sacrificing their life to make us free. Happy Fourth of July wishes.

Freedom is something that money can't buy, it's the result of the struggles of many brave hearts. Let us honour them today and always. Happy U.S Independence Day 2016.

As we celebrate our country's 240th year of freedom, let us join our hands to give thanks to the people who never feared dying for the nation. Happy Fourth of July.

Fourth of July is here. The day, which is considered the most special occasion for Americans. Wishing you the greetings of the federal holiday.