While their reticent neighbours to the north (and I know this because I am one) might glance around before first shyly rising to their feet and quietly singing the strains to O' Canada, with the first opening strains of the Star Spangled Banner, folks in the United States leap to their feet, hand on heart. Verses and chorus will be sung loud and proud by the vocally capable and the tone deaf.
When it comes to the most patriotic of their holidays July 4th would be ranked at the top. What better example could there be than the commemoration of independence from Great Britain? Tomorrow, sporting stars and stripes everywhere, they will celebrate a love for freedom, democracy and life as an American.
To promote the activities that will mark the day, from picnics to parades, to honour the occasion, I offer here some of the best Fourth of July illustrations to be found on the web:
iCLIPART.com July 4th Illustrations
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Acclaim Images Illustrations for July 4th
ClipartGuide July 4th Illustrations
ClickArt Online July 4th Illustrations