07/01/2013 05:55 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2013

Seven Strange But Meaningful Ways to Be Patriotic on July 4th

Watching fireworks, honoring the flag and having a barbecue are all fantastic ways to celebrate Independence Day. But when you're done with those, try these other, more cerebral ways of declaring your love of country. In their own way, they can help us take back America.