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.
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.
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.”
Security was tight but the mood was light in the place where our nation was born 237 years ago.
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.
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This week, America celebrates its Independence Day and Philadelphia celebrates America with a week’s worth of free events for the whole family.
The best part about Independence Day? The fireworks! Here’s where to watch the night sky light up in the Philly suburbs.
NJ Transit is offering extra service and savings for travelers throughout the July Fourth 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.
Few places know how to celebrate the nation’s birthday better than Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence.
Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!
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.”
Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.
Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.