These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.
This list is dedicated to Tim Howard, who showed the world what being a goalie is all about. What does that have to do with the 4th of July? Nothing except timing. What does Tim Howard have to do with music? Nothing. Although I do sort of feel about him the way I feel about Tom Morello.
It's clear that the July 4th barbecue is all about the meat. As American as apple pie? I think not.
Why we now view Franklin as modern instead of old-fashioned says a lot about how we view our national narrative of the history of sexuality. Historians of sexuality have long argued that the story of American sexuality isn't a simplistic arc that bends toward increased freedoms and progress for all.
On this 4th of July week, I invite you to step into freedom. Try a new way of putting God first. It starts with loving and accepting yourself unconditionally!
His beloved National Anthem has become a performance piece. I cannot remember the last time I went to a professional baseball game where everyone in the stadium sang it together.
Grocery stores are jammed with people planning for July 4th. Packages of hot dogs, chicken and steaks are piled into carts. People chat. "I've got 36 people coming, and they love to eat!" a bulky woman behind me explains as I eye her cart.
We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.
If you want to experience the Revolutionary War on our Independence Day, go to one (or preferably all) of these historic watering holes.
Entrepreneurial freedom has always been, and will forever be intertwined with the American heritage; on this 4th of July, 2014 as we celebrate our...
Imagine the shock and outrage these 56 men would feel were they to discover that 238 years later, the government they had risked their lives to create has been transformed into a militaristic police state in which exercising one's freedoms is often viewed as a flagrant act of defiance.
For my dad, a soldier of Christ, the Cross was his Statue of Liberty, with power to set the captives free, and the day we said goodbye was his Independence Day for eternity.
I went to the Wawa with my husband to pick up a quart of milk. As we parked the car, we noticed a young man passed out and lying in front of the store...
It's Summer 101: P-town rules as an LGBT beach town -- a well-deserved rep. Proximity to a major city, idyllic beaches, fabulous and fabulously affordable art and an unpretentious, relaxed vibe. Packing yet?
The Tillery family has vacationed in Boulder, Colorado, every summer since 1998. Pat Tillery, a native of Poulsbo, WA, says all three generations love to "see the mountains, walk the trails, and stroll along Boulder Creek. It's idyllic."
This Fourth of July I encourage you to take some time to think about what makes you independent and how you, individually, contribute to the success of your family, friend group, community and country.