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Independence Day Holiday

The United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, a day of patriotic celebration and family events throughout the country. In the words of Founding Father John Adams, the holiday would be “the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance. … It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

The Fourth of July holiday is a major civic occasion, with roots deep in the Anglo-American tradition of political freedom.

In Ireland

U.S. Ambassador Dan Rooney and his wife Mrs Patricia Rooney will host an Irish American Flag Football Classic at their Residence in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Over 2000 guests are expected to attend the Independence Day celebrations. Team rosters for the game will include embassy diplomats and Marines, local Gaelic football, rugby and soccer players. Croke Park has constructed an American Football field which includes bleachers, American football posts and giant television screens for live coverage and play-backs.

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