Today, July 4th, 2018 is Independence Day. This day has a different meaning [to each American] as we celebrate with family and friends around hot dogs and fireworks. Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. So, what did two well-known Americans say about what this important day means to them and how they celebrate.
John Stamos told Fox News, “To get all of these people together there, and all of the people at home watching with their families, to just put all of the stuff aside and go, ‘Wait a minute, we’re living in the greatest country, and we love it, and we’re not that far away from each other, and things are crazy, but they’re going to be OK,’” he explained. “I think that’s what this show does for everyone.”
And as each year passes, Stamos, 54, believes the holiday has “more meaning.”
“Last year, I was saying I want to talk about immigration, [which] was a hot topic, and I got to talk about my grandfather coming over from Greece and going through Ellis Island,” recalled Stamos.
“Each year it’s like, ‘Let’s figure it out,’” said the actor-producer. “And to me, even as crazy as things have gotten over the last year, I don’t think we’re that different from one another.”
“We’re sort of being pushed farther and farther, and further, away,” he continued. “But I think this kind of celebration, which we really need right now is bringing us closer and closer together. Going like, ‘Hey, you’re like me, we have some differences, but we can learn about them.’”
Joe Everson is a renaissance man — artist, vocalist, musician, and photographer. His viral videos of singing the National Anthem while painting a live-action artwork have over 175 million total views.
Joe travels the nation as a favorite of professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies. He has been featured on FOX News, ESPN Sports Center, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NHL.com, Washington Times, CBS Sports, USA Today, Huffington Post and has had nationwide coverage from media and celebrities.
Everson paints and sings to show his love and patriotism to America. While performing, he wears a coat signed by veterans. He has raised over one million dollars for vets. Click on the link below to view his performance.
“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, ‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.’ – – President Donald Trump
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