A significant day in the history of the United States is July 4th as it marks the 'Declaration of Independence' of the United States from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. This day is commonly associated with parades, firework shows, picnics, carnivals, ceremonies, speeches and events for celebrating the history and traditions of the nation. The independence day is also celebrated with patriotic songs such as 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (the national anthem), God Bless America, This Land Is Your Land, My Country, God Bless America, Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful and more. In northeastern states, "Yankee Doodle" and in southern states “Dixie” are popular choices. Lyrics of some songs recall the images of the War of 1812 or Revolutionary War.
This day is a federal holiday. Families take the advantage of the day off and celebrate the day by arranging barbecues and attending picnics. Many decorate with balloons and streamers in the colors of the American flag – red, white and blue.
The parade of 4th July is an annual event allowing more than a hundred entries. The parade of July 4th entries usually comprise military color guards, clowns, dignitaries and marching bands to striking automobiles. The 4th July parade is organized with the sole purpose of promoting the Independence Day of United States.
The Independence Day parade of the United States features marching military and special units, bands, floats, and VIPs. The 4th July parade is a symbol of patriotic celebrations of America's birthday.
This major event draws the attention of a large number of people.
As it is a grand event, big crowd and large public gatherings are expected. So, here are some of the tips that you must be aware of before you attend the parade of 4th July -
Try to reach the venue early in order to find a good viewing spot.
Dress in accordance with the weather. You must dress appropriately to deal with the hot and humid weather.
TTry and carry your own food and water for the long eventful day.
Different organizations arrange the July 4th parade on the basis of several themes. Here are some of the past and present themes of July 4th parade organized by one of the non-political organizations in Texas.
|Parade Themes in Different Year|
|2018||Hooked on Chatham|
|2017||Chatham for the Holidays!|
|2016||Music & Dance Through the Years|
|2015||The American Revolution|
|2014||Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner|
|2013||Emblems of the Land I Love|
|2012||The Many Faces of America’s Freedom|
|2011||Let’s Roll… America|
|2010||America: Yesterday; Today; and Forever|
|2009||Commemorating Our National Monuments and Memorials|
|2008||Celebrating Our Bill of Rights|
|2007||We the People|
|2006||America, The Dream Lives On!|
|2005||It's Still a Grand Old Flag!|
|2004||Of Thee I Sing|
|2003||Proud to be an American|
|2002||Proud to be an American|
|2001||United We Stand - Proudly We Serve|
|2000||America's – Past Present and Future|
Last Updated: 21st June, 2018