10 Reasons Why July 4th Is the Most Epic American Holiday

Independence Day has been a day of celebration since 1776. Americans around the world come together to commemorate this momentous day in history --- the day we adopted the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed freedom from Great Britain. If that isn’t enough proof enough that the Fourth of July rocks, here are 10 reasons why Independence Day is the most epic American holiday of all time.

1 | It's Ageless

One of the best parts of Independence Day is that there is something for all ages to enjoy. Celebrating our nation’s freedom never goes out of style, so there’s no age limit on the good times to be had. Invite the kids and invite the grandparents, all are welcome on this timeless holiday!

2 | It's the Perfect Time to Be Around Loved Ones

Spending the day around your favorite people and celebrating the best country on earth? Count us in! Friends and family are the best people to spend this holiday with, which means the goofiness and good times will be plentiful.

3 | The Food

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Americans love to eat, especially classic American food like hot dogs and apple pie. Combine that with the celebrations of the Fourth and you have the most festive and delicious treats of the whole year. Plus, everything tastes better when it’s in the shape of the American flag and covered in red, white and blue.

4 | The Weather

Sure, it’s hot. But something about celebrating makes the summer heat less miserable and more…perfect. It wouldn’t be Fourth of July without kids splashing in the swimming pool and everyone guzzling down beverages like their life depended on it. So, show off those classic American flag shorts in the 90-degree heat! The scorching sun and tan lines leave stripes on your body like a human representation of the stripes on the American flag. What more could you ask for?!

5 | One word: FIREWORKS

Believe it or not, fireworks have been a Fourth of July tradition since the very first Fourth of July in 1776. In a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail Adams, our country's second president declared that Independence Day should be celebrated with “pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.”

You heard him, folks. One of our very own Founding Fathers essentially ordered us to make this a day of epic celebration. Will do, Mr. Adams!

6 | People Go All Out

If you see someone driving down the highway, sticking an American flag out the window with their face covered in red, white and blue face paint, chances are it’s July 4th. Americans hold nothing back on this holiday, letting their patriotic weirdness shine bright. (Side note: We do not recommend driving down the highway with a flag sticking out of the window. We do, however, encourage extreme patriotism.)

7 | Red, White and Blue EVERYTHING

On people’s clothes, on people’s faces, in people’s yards, our nation’s colors are splashed across the entire country for one day straight, and IT IS AWESOME. Nothing instills American pride more than being surrounded by a sea of red, white and blue all day. You might even wake up the next morning forgetting other colors even exist.

8 | The Tunes

Martina McBride sings it best when she belts out the iconic lyric, “Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay, it's Independence Day.” Yes, it is, girl. And we will sing your beautiful tune all day until our voices give out.

9 | You Get the Day Off

What better way to celebrate freedom than being free from stresses and responsibilities for a day? This Fourth of July, run wild, be free and celebrate American independence. Thanks for the Declaration and the day off, Founding Fathers!

10 | Freedom

The Fourth of July equals an entire day devoted to celebrate the birth of our great nation, the day which our Founders officially declared our freedom. Nothing compels Americans to throw a massive party quite like that. We are free and live in the greatest country ever, a beacon of light and hope to the world. Now that's something to celebrate.

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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