Independence DayWe still pledge our lives and honor to freedom's defense. And we will always believe that freedom is the hope and the future of every land.
-- President George W. Bush
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Remarks by the President at 4th of July Celebration
Independence Day, 2004
On Independence Day, we remember names like Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin --and we honor their courage and vision. We are grateful that our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to create an independent America. And we are thankful that this Nation under God is still free, independent, and the best hope of mankind.
Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in honor and tribute to the memory of Ronald Reagan, it is hereby ordered that the flag of the United States shall be displayed at full-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States beginning July 3, 2004.
President Bush Honors Military in Fourth of July Speech
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4th of July Recipes
Try some of these tasty Independence Day recipes from the White House and the Cabinet over this holiday weekend. Click Here