Fourth of July

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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2019 11:18 AM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir recently released a series of patriotic videos filmed live at West Point during a Music and the Spoken Word Fourth of July special on July 1, 2018. The choir, orchestra, and United States Military Academy Band at West Point performed "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "Armed Forces Medley," and "America the Beautiful." Watch these stirring performances below:
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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2019 11:00 AM MDT
This stirring rendition of "God Bless America" sung by Tyler Perry and created by Book of Mormon Central will fill you with awe as it portrays the beauty of the United States and reflects on the freedoms its constitution grants. As Book of Mormon Central posted on YouTube: "As we celebrate the 4th of July, let us remember and be grateful for the founding of the United States of America, which allowed for the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
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July 04, 2019 09:36 AM MDT
With both Memorial Day and Flag Day having come and gone in the past couple months, the season of celebrating freedom in the United States is approaching its peak on July 4, when the country commemorates the day it declared its independence.
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By  LDS Living
July 03, 2019 01:09 PM MDT
This article was originally published on July 4, 2016.
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July 02, 2019 05:13 PM MDT
This poll was published on LDS Living in 2011 and on June 28, 2016.
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July 02, 2019 08:52 AM MDT
If you happen to be hiking in Grove Creek Canyon, located on the outskirts of Pleasant Grove, Utah, during the week of July 4, you are likely to notice a flag fluttering above the trail. Stretching a fourth of an acre, with the familiar red, white, and blue stars and stripes adorning its 400-pound frame, it’s hard to miss. Big Betsy, as she’s been affectionately named, is the largest free-flying American Flag in the world, and every Independence Day she’s unfurled in the canyon, serving as an unforgettable reminder of what’s being celebrated to all those who see her.
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By  LDS Living
July 05, 2018 03:24 PM MDT
There is much to celebrate this time of year as we look back on the day America gained its independence. And for LDS musician and Utah ambassador for refugees Alex Boyé, this season has an extra special meaning.
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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2018 09:02 AM MDT
An article published in the LDS newspaper theTimes and Seasons on January 15, 1844, details the life of Nathan Pratt, a son of Parley P. Pratt who passed away at the age of 5. In his short life, Nathan Pratt experienced upheaval, persecution, poverty, and even spent time in jail with his father before becoming a refugee. However, the Times and Seasons article also expresses an incredible miracle Parley P. Pratt and his family experienced on July 4. Here is an excerpt from that article:
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July 04, 2017 12:00 PM MDT
President Joseph Smith
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July 03, 2017 01:00 PM MDT
Americans everywhere are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and barbecues (click here for some great barbecue recipes), so we thought we would share a bit of July 4th LDS trivia (while encouraging firework safety, of course).
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June 28, 2017 03:27 PM MDT
Need a quick sweet treat for your Fourth of July party? Check out these delicious and beautiful patriotic desserts that would be perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and any patriotic holiday.
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July 04, 2014 02:16 PM MDT
The Fourth of July is a time for family and friends, hot dogs and hamburgers, firecrackers and bottle rockets. And for believers, it's an opportunity to examine the relationship between patriotism and faith.
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July 04, 2014 01:29 PM MDT
July 4 is when Americans traditionally celebrate Independence Day (even though the correct date is July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve independence from Britain). The holiday has become synonymous with BBQs and fireworks, but the event we celebrate is too meaningful to let pass by without something more memorable. In hopes that you’ll commit to make this year’s holiday more substantive, here are 10 ways you, your family, and friends can celebrate Independence Day.
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June 30, 2014 08:00 AM MDT
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