Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
236 years ago, the declaration of the 13 original Colonies’ independence from Great Britain was written and signed in Philadelphia. At first, many Colonial leaders just hope for political and economic concessions from Great Britain, but King George’s “Proclamation of Rebellion” forced the forefathers into liberty and independence. As we celebrate Independence Day, all these years later, it should be inspirational to remember the courage and sacrifice that took place on this land.
Besides the traditional Independence Day celebration of fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts and baseball games, we should try something new to celebrate Independence Day with quotes, songs, PowerPoint and DVD slideshow.
I. Independence Day quotes
Quotes from famous people like writers, poets, scientists, generals, etc. gives us inspirations on their thoughts about the nation and what should be reflect on this special day. It is a wonderful decoration to put these famous Independence quotes on cards, e-mail, greeting message, PowerPoint or video slideshow for celebration.
- 1. A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. ~ Edward Abbey
- 2. He who loves not his country, can love nothing. ~ Lord Byron
- 3. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
- 4. Freedom is never free. ~Author Unkown
- 5. The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. ~ Thomas Campbell
II. Independence Day songs
How can you celebrate the Independence Day without music? Songs has its magical power that nothing else has – go deeply into your inner heart and resonate your feelings. Besides entertaining yourself, to some extent, Independence song can help build your patriotism to the nation.
- 1. This is Our Country – by John Mellencamp
- 2. Born Free – by Kid Rock
- 3. Living In America – by James Brown
- 4. God Bless America – by Céline Dion
- 5. America the Beautiful – by Ray Charles
III. Independence Day PowerPoint slideshow
Want to share what you know about Independence Day? Or share what have happened on your Independence Day celebration? Make a PowerPoint slideshow like “Our Unique Independence Day 2012″ with the photos you have shot. To make if more vivid, you can add some dynamic transitions and animations effect, your favorite music, and save it as video for uploading to sharing website like YouTube. With the help of Moyea PPT to Video Converter, you can easily save the Independence Day PowerPoint slideshow as video while preserve all the original elements.
IV. Independence Day DVD slideshow
It is fantastic to create an Independence Day DVD slideshow using your photos to share with your family or friends. If you’re fond of this idea, you should try DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe. This program is a powerful and easy-to-use photo to DVD slideshow maker, which allows you to add any Independence Day photos or videos you have prepared. Besides, you can choose from hundreds of animated movie styles and effects to make your photo DVD slideshow lively.
How will you celebrate the Independence Day, any other great ideas to share with us? Happy Independence Day to you all!
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