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Independence Day

Philadelphia 4th Of July Parade

Tens Of Thousands Travel From Across Continent To Celebrate Independence Day In Philadelphia

It doesn’t get more patriotic than Philadelphia’s July 4th parade, right in the heart of one of our nation’s most historic areas.

07/04/2013

Rachel Grieb, with mother and father John and Sarah and her two brothers. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

13 Children Become American Citizens At Betsy Ross House Ceremony

They hailed from 13 countries, one for each of the 13 colonies that became a part of the Union this day 237 years ago, as well as the 13 stars on the original flag created by Betsy Ross.

07/04/2013

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2nd Re-Enactment Of Battle Of Gettysburg Begins

The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome of the Civil War’s pivotal encounter has been known for 150 years.

07/04/2013

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Who ‘Dies’ Is Tough Decision At Gettysburg

You’re a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your history-buff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. It’s great fun except for one thing: Someone’s going to have to “die.”

07/04/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter, at lectern and on big screen, addresses crowd gathered for Independence Day ceremonies in front of Independence Hall.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Pulls All The Stops For July 4th Daytime Festivities

Security was tight but the mood was light in the place where our nation was born 237 years ago.

07/04/2013

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The Roots Celebrate Independence Day With Pre-Party At The Piazza

Brandon Pankey, one of the organizers of the first The City event, says the party at the Piazza was the brainchild of The Roots, who wanted to host a pre-party to the big 4th of July Jam on the Parkway.

07/03/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.3.13

Chris analyzes the delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate implementation, the failure of the Republican led Pennsylvania legislature to privatize liquor sales, and New Jersey Democrats attempt to override Governor Chris Christie’s gay marriage veto. He talks to Time’s Kelly Knauer, Philly Mag’s Tom McGrath and Don Adams from the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.

07/03/2013

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‘Welcome America’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

This week, America celebrates its Independence Day and Philadelphia celebrates America with a week’s worth of free events for the whole family.

07/01/2013

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4th Of July Suburban Fireworks Guide

The best part about Independence Day? The fireworks! Here’s where to watch the night sky light up in the Philly suburbs.

06/30/2013

(A New Jersey Transit bus.  File photo)

NJ Transit Offers Extra Service, Savings During July 4th Holiday

NJ Transit is offering extra service and savings for travelers throughout the July Fourth holiday.

06/28/2013

Travel

3 On Your Side: 40 Million To Travel This July 4th Holiday

According to AAA some 40.8 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more to get their fireworks, barbecues and Independence Day celebrations.

06/25/2013

Top 4th Of July Parties In Philadelphia

Few places know how to celebrate the nation’s birthday better than Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence.

06/20/2013

Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Cancels Fourth Of July Celebration

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has pulled the plug on the festivities – which usually include entertainment and a fireworks show — due to “current fiscal constraints.”

05/20/2013

(Mayor Nutter and Wawa president Chris Gheysens roll out a "Welcome America" cake constructed from Tastykake products.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Celebration Week Events Announced

Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.

05/09/2013

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