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When I was a kid, I used to love the 4th of July. My parents raised me to be a patriotic American, one who loves his country even despite her flaws. Every 4th, we'd pack the whole family up and ...
by filmgeek83
Comment Count 260 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 04:13 PM PDT with 647 Recommends
Hello Lots and lots of kids and one president. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
by blackwaterdog
Comment Count 587 comments on Sun Jul 04, 2010 at 12:54 PM PDT with 297 Recommends
There are are kinds of heros that are celebrated on the 4th. I will never forget the men and women who dared to care and dare to be heros as much as any celebated Bob Hope, or John Wayne, or Norma ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 95 comments on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 05:32 AM PDT with 260 Recommends
Short diary to thank Malia Obama, 10, for sharing her birthday with so many others in Butte, Mont. I'm the father of a 10 year old girl myself. I know how important birthdays are. Here's my ...
by Carnacki
Comment Count 250 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2008 at 01:19 PM PDT with 244 Recommends
Having grown up in Philadelphia, the 4th of July has always been a day of colorful celebration. However, for the past six years I have observed this American holiday in protest against the war that ...
by peacevoice
Comment Count 82 comments on Sat Jul 03, 2010 at 08:41 PM PDT with 217 Recommends
I know we have many tragedies being reported today (now) here on DK. I am still in a bit of a shock myself of what happened in my home around 11PM . Whatgodmade..as you know is my IRL best friend.
by Vetwife
Comment Count 100 comments on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 06:04 AM PDT with 193 Recommends
Our most important Founding Father was an abolitionist, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and a man who donated money from proceeds of his pamphlets like "Common sense" to the American revolution.
by BikingForKarma
Comment Count 70 comments on Mon Jul 04, 2011 at 01:15 PM PDT with 163 Recommends
We still dream today for what could have been Each Fourth of July, I see as if for the first time the beauty of our flag, and the universality of the love for our country that far too many ...
by shanikka
Comment Count 70 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 118 Recommends
I have been pondering over what to name this diary. I have so much I want to say and yet not want to repeat myself like a broken record. I would first like to update the veterans and all the ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Jul 04, 2011 at 05:12 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
The 4th of July weekend is usually a bustle of activity for political campaigns. But as you know, Charlie Brown is not your usual candidate and this ...
by Charlie Brown for Congress
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2008 at 10:00 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
I just got back from a wonderful afternoon and evening at my parents'. Standard 4th of July fare: Homemade southern fried chicken and homemade potato salad and all the sides and snacks. Family, ...
by koseighty
Comment Count 56 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:07 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
Last year Ralph Nader wrote to Tim Cook , the CEO of Apple: "Corporations and their attorneys like to be judged as 'persons' under our constitutions and laws. So it is entirely appropriate to judge ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 63 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 03:29 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
McCarthyism is alive and ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 109 comments on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 05:55 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
by paradise50
Comment Count 175 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
Congress went home!!!! YAY, they are OUTTA D.C. tomorrow or even tonight!!! Yes, going home to celebrate this nation's birthday, with no bothers, worries, concerns, but will have that drink in ...
by icebergslim
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 03:47 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
For the children and families of our sons and daughters serving in the military. You may need to have a box of Kleenex near by.
by Onomastic
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:09 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
If you've read my other diaries or profile, you will understand that I am originally from South Carolina, lived in Los Angeles but then decided to move to Paris. I'm hardly a cheer-leader for all ...
by Buck75003
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 04:44 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Independence is a big and important word in American history and culture. A noble concept in and of itself, it reaches far and deep into the country's mythology and its people's collective psyche. ...
by citisven
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
"...sandy the fireworks are hailin' over little eden tonight, forcin' the light into all those stony faces left stranded on this warm July..." "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" - ...
by PapaChach
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jul 04, 2009 at 10:19 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
I nearly got caught in a tornado on the 4th of July in 1969. We were living near Cleveland, in a little suburb called Middleburg Heights, in one of those spanking new suburbs that had sprung up ...
by Ellid
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:31 AM PDT with 36 Recommends