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4th of July

The legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence declaring the United States independent from Great Britain's. After voting for independence, Congress voted for Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author and approved it two days later on July 4. Most historians, however, have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.

Since that, Americans celebrate independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.
A US Navy (USN) Color Guard from the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) presents the Colors as a crowd stand up while the National Anthem is played before a fireworks display at the Esplanade on the Charles River in Boston.  The KEARSARGE is participating in the annual Fourth of July celebration Boston Harborfest 2006 which is attended by more than two million people
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Fourth of July ceremonies near Houthem, Belgium; 7/4/1918
Fourth of July exercises at Houthem, Belgium; 7/4/1918
D.C.- "Yes, Willie, there is just as much patriotism as ever, but with fewer sacrifices."

D.C.- "Yes, Willie, there is just as much patriotism as ever, but with...

This illustration entitled, D.C.: "Yes, Willie, There is Just as Much Patriotism as Ever, But With Fewer Sacrifices", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Evening Star on July 4, 19... more

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - 4th of July Pageant, Washington, D.C. The "Sytro", a modern national dance of Greece on steps of the Treasury Building, Washington, D.C

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - 4th of July Pagean...

Photographer: From the Watshington Star Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc.

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - Fourth of July Pageant, Wash., D.C. French and Serbian section

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - Fourth of July Pag...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: G.V. Buck Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc.

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Portugese Float in Fourth of July Parade at New  York City, N.Y

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Portugese Float in Fourth of Jul...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Paul Thompson Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - England, Italy - Independence Day in London. The ball game at Chelsea was not merely a sporting event for King George attended and it was part of the great 4th of July celebration. Navy men are shown rooting

Ceremonies - England, Italy - Independence Day in London. The ball gam...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - England, Italy

Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France - American Independence Day in Paris, France. American Troops marching in the parade held July 4, 1918

Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France - American Indep...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Fourth of July Parade, N.Y., 1918. American flag girls

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Fourth of July Parade, N.Y., 191...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Colorado - Junior Red Cross float that took $25 cash prize in Fourth of July Parade, Craig, Colorado

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Colorado - Junior Red Cross float t...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Colorado

Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France - Independence Day Celebration, 1918, Paris, France. French women throwing flowers at American soldiers in the parade

Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France - Independence D...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Float that participated in Fourth of July Parade at New York City, N.Y

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Float that participated in Fourt...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Paul Thompson Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - 4th of July Pageant, Washington, D.C. Cuba furnished a delegation of typical beauties in pleasing costumes. The setting here is the Cuban legation on Sixteenth St., Washington, D.C

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - 4th of July Pagean...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Harris & Ewing Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc.

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City. Religious float in the July 4th parade

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue,...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - 1 of the floats in Fourth of July Parade, New York City, New York

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - 1 of the floats in Fourt...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Paul Thompson Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City. Swedish float in the parade. More than forty-two nations were represented in parade

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue,...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - 4th of July Pageant, Washington, D.C. A wedding party in India, in the Great Britain group

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc. - 4th of July Pagean...

Photographer: From the Watshington Star Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Amer. Misc.

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City. Parade passing the New York Public Library of Fifth Ave

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue,...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Fourth of July Parade, N.Y., 1918. Great Britian. Float depicts an incident in the battle of Jutland when the boy John Travers Cornwell won the Victoria Cross by firing a gun on board the cruiser Chester when all the other members of the gun crew were dead or dying

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Fourth of July Parade, N.Y., 191...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - England, Italy - Fourth of July celebration in Great Britian. The American and British Army and Navy "shake" on their one purpose, to crush the Hun

Ceremonies - England, Italy - Fourth of July celebration in Great Brit...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - England, Italy

Ceremonies - Independence Day Parades (All States) - Manufacturing war materials for the government. Cylinder finishing department float of Harrisburg Pipe & Pipe Bending Co., Harrisburg, PA. Fourth of July parade, 1918. Tallest cylinders on left used by United States and French Armies as nitrogen containers for balloon service; smaller cylinders in background, as gas and liquid containers; small cylinders in foreground used in trench warfare service, to sound alarm of gas attack by enemy, a horn being applied to valve opening, and compressed air allowed to escape through horn. Red Cross Oxygen cylinders were used in all Army and Navy Hospitals

Ceremonies - Independence Day Parades (All States) - Manufacturing war...

Photographer: Harrisburg Chamber Commerce Ceremonies - Independence Day Parades (All States)

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City. Among the many floats representing a half-hundred nations was this one contributed by Armenians; British marines are in the foreground

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue,...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Independence Day Parades (All States) - Hibbing, Minn., War Activities. Floats in Fourth of July Parade

Ceremonies - Independence Day Parades (All States) - Hibbing, Minn., W...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918. - Photographer: Hibbing Chamber Commerce Ceremonies - Independence Day Parades (All States)

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Poland wins award for July Fourth showing. Poland was awarded the first honor, a gold medal presented by the city of New York, for the best showing made in the Fourth of July parade in the city. Every nation represented by floats and marches turned out to show their loyalty to America and a medal was awarded for the greatest demonstration. Mme. Paderewski, head of the Polish White Cross in this country, and members of the Polish Mission who received the medal from Mayor Hylan on the steps of the City Hall are shown

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Poland wins award for July Fourt...

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France - Independence Day Celebration, 1918, Paris, France. American Red Cross nurses and workers marching in the parade

Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France - Independence D...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - American Independence Day, 1918 - France

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

This is a photograph of the color guard descending the Constitution Avenue steps. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

This is a photograph of the U.S. Army Band during the Fourth of July ceremony. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

This is a photograph of the U.S. Army Band during the Fourth of July ceremony. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

Photograph of July 4th Ceremony

This is a photograph of the color guard descending the Constitution Avenue steps. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

Independence Day: United in Freedom

Independence Day: United in Freedom

Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia

July 4th, 1956 Poster

July 4th, 1956 Poster

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Manila Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

July 4th Poster - Manila Poster No. 10

July 4th Poster - Manila Poster No. 10

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Manila Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

President Kennedy Views the Liberty Bell prior to his Independence Day Address in Philadelphia

President Kennedy Views the Liberty Bell prior to his Independence Day...

Original caption: President Kennedy views the Liberty Bell prior to his Independence Day address in Philadelphia. L-R: Philadelphia Mayor James Tate, President Kennedy, Sen. Joseph Clark, Governor David Lawrenc... more

Family Enjoys a Fourth of July Holiday in a Park at Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, which is 12 Miles West of New Ulm, Brown County is Predominately a Farming Area Where the Farms are being Consolidated, in the Past Each Family Owned Land, Now the Farms are Growing Larger and are Operated by Two or Three Generations of the Same Family, the County was Settled in The Mid-1800's by Germans, Norwegians and Swedes Who are Clustered in Various Communities

Family Enjoys a Fourth of July Holiday in a Park at Sleepy Eye, Minnes...

DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern

Marines from the Training and Audiovisual Support Center take part in a mock Iwo Jima flag-raising as part of Independence Day festivities

Marines from the Training and Audiovisual Support Center take part in ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Usmc Recruit Depot,Parris Island State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Metcalf Release S... more

A night scene of the Washington Monument with Fourth of July fireworks exploding in the background

A night scene of the Washington Monument with Fourth of July fireworks...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ph2 Robert K. Hamilton Release Status... more

A night scene of the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial with Fourth of July fireworks exploding in the background. The U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial can also be seen in the background

A night scene of the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial with Fourth of Jul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ph2 Robert K. Hamilton Release Status: Released to... more

Members of Panama's Guardia Nacional (National Guard) pass in review during the Fourth of July Parade

Members of Panama's Guardia Nacional (National Guard) pass in review d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Clayton Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Mark Colwell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital P... more

Fireworks burst in front of the Washington Monument during an Independence Day celebration. The Capitol building is visible in the background

Fireworks burst in front of the Washington Monument during an Independ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

Fireworks burst in front of the Washington Monument during an Independence Day celebration. The Capitol building is visible in the background

Fireworks burst in front of the Washington Monument during an Independ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

A detachment of crewmen and midshipmen from the destroyer USS SPRUANCE (DD 963) joins with crewmen from the British frigate HMS LEANDER (F 109) in a ceremony celebrating the United States' Independence Day and the island's Twnwald Day

A detachment of crewmen and midshipmen from the destroyer USS SPRUANCE...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tynwald Hill Country: Isle Of Man Scene Camera Operator: LT Jack A. Greenspan Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digita... more

The Joint Service Reserve Color Guard Unit parades the colors during Independence Day ceremonies at the Statue of Liberty. Restoration scaffolding surrounds the statue

The Joint Service Reserve Color Guard Unit parades the colors during I...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 R. P. Fitzgerald Release Status: Released to Pu... more

The starboard side saluting battery is fired aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61) in recognition of Independence Day

The starboard side saluting battery is fired aboard the battleship USS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cartagena Country: Colombia (COL) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during an Independence Day celebration

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Groton State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carl Duvall Release Stat... more

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during an Independence Day celebration

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Groton State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carl Duvall Release Stat... more

President Ronald Reagan visits the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) during celebrations commemorating Independence Day and the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty

President Ronald Reagan visits the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York Harbor State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to ... more

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut during an Independence Day celebration

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Groton State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carl Duvall Release Stat... more

A 50-gun Independence Day salute to the nation is fired from M-102 105mm howitzers at the U.S. Military Academy

A 50-gun Independence Day salute to the nation is fired from M-102 105...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Point State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPEC. 5 James Holman Release Status: Released to ... more

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during an Independence Day celebration

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Groton State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carl Duvall Release Stat... more

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during an Independence Day celebration

Fireworks light up the sky over Naval Submarine Base New London during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Groton State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Carl Duvall Release Stat... more

President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan and crewmen aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) honor the flag during celebrations commemorating Independence Day and the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty

President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan and crewmen aboard the battleship USS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New York Harbor State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to ... more

Fireworks display for July 4th holiday. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Fireworks display for July 4th holiday. Exact Date Shot Unknown

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James Ferguson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

M102 105 mm Howitzers are fired during a Fourth of July salute at the US Military Academy

M102 105 mm Howitzers are fired during a Fourth of July salute at the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Point State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Washington Monument

A Fourth of July fireworks display at the Washington Monument

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt. Lono Kollars Release Status: Re... more

CHIEF MASTER Sgt. Larry Trautman and Senior MASTER Sgt. Jim Lay, trumpet players in the Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band, perform outside the National Air and Space Museum during a Fourth of July show. The U.S. Capitol is in the background

CHIEF MASTER Sgt. Larry Trautman and Senior MASTER Sgt. Jim Lay, trump...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt. Lono Kollars Release Status: Re... more

Tony Tennille performs with the Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band, during a Fourth of July show outside the National Air and Space Museum

Tony Tennille performs with the Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt. Lono Kollars Release Status: Re... more

A French air-demonstration team performs a maneuver during Independence Day ceremonies

A French air-demonstration team performs a maneuver during Independenc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN William Holck Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

The Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band, perform outside the National Air and Space Museum during a Fourth of July show

The Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band, perform outside the Nationa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt. Lono Kollars Release Status: Re... more

The submarine tender USS MCKEE (AS 41) and the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine USS ALASKA (SSBN 632) moored in their honorary home port for an Independence Day celebration

The submarine tender USS MCKEE (AS 41) and the nuclear-powered fleet b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seward State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Diane Muehlman, Gm-14 Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) and the submarine tender USS MCKEE (AS 41) docked at their honorary homeport for Independence Day

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seward State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Diane Muehlman, Gm-14 Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A French dignitary speaks to French and Americans gathered at the Liberator Monument during the Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day.  The Liberator Monument marks the mountain crash site of a B-24 Liberator aircraft and honors the American pilot who died after diverting the severely damaged bomber from the city during World War II

A French dignitary speaks to French and Americans gathered at the Libe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Vice Admiral (VADM) Kendall E. Moranville, commander, 6th Fleet, stands with French and American guests of honor at the Liberator Monument during the Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day.  The Liberator Monument marks the mountain crash site of a B-24 Liberator aircraft and honors the American pilot who died after diverting the severely damaged bomber from the city during World War II

Vice Admiral (VADM) Kendall E. Moranville, commander, 6th Fleet, stand...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

U.S. Marines in their dress blues ride in the back of a jeep in a parade of authentic World War II vehicles during Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day. Festival events also include a concert for residents and visitors and a gala dinner-dance for special guests

U.S. Marines in their dress blues ride in the back of a jeep in a para...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An American sailor waves the French flag from a jeep in a parade of authentic World War II vehicles during Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day. Festival events also include a concert for residents and visitors and a gala dinner-dance for special guests

An American sailor waves the French flag from a jeep in a parade of au...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An American sailor waves the French flag from a jeep in a parade of authentic World War II vehicles during Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day. Festival events also include a concert for residents and visitors and a gala dinner-dance for special guests

An American sailor waves the French flag from a jeep in a parade of au...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A junior naval officer draws his sword in salute as a color guard presents the colors at the Liberator Monument during the Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) salute to Independence Day. The Liberator Monument marks the mountain crash site of a B-24 Liberator aircraft and honors the American pilot who died after diverting the severely damaged bomber from the city during World War II

A junior naval officer draws his sword in salute as a color guard pres...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

U.S. Navy personnel gather onstage for a musical number featuring Musician 1ST Class Peter Tassey and Musician 2nd Class Gary Alston during the July 4th celebration sponsored by the United Services Organization (USO) at the Cannes Film festival Hall. The annual gala and concert are part of Festival American, a three-day event bringing together French and Americans in a variety of intercultural events

U.S. Navy personnel gather onstage for a musical number featuring Musi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Emcee Stacy MacAdams and singer Caroline Phillips perform together during the July 4th celebration sponsored by the United Services Organization (USO) at the Cannes Film Festival Hall.  The annual gala and concert are part of Festival American, a three-day event bringing together French and Americans in a variety of intercultural events

Emcee Stacy MacAdams and singer Caroline Phillips perform together dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Vice Adm. Kendall E. Moranville, commander, 6th Fleet, ascends the steps leading to the Liberator Monument during the Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) salute to Independence Day. The Liberator Monument marks the mountain crash site of a B-24 Liberator aircraft and honors the American pilot who died after diverting the severely damaged bomber from the city during World War II

Vice Adm. Kendall E. Moranville, commander, 6th Fleet, ascends the ste...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

U.S. Navy personnel pose for the camera while standing in an authentic World War II personnel carrier during Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day. Festival events also include a concert for residents and visitors and a gala dinner-dance for special guests

U.S. Navy personnel pose for the camera while standing in an authentic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

U.S. Navy personnel hold American and French flags and wave to the crowd in a parade of authentic World War II vehicles during Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day. Festival events also include a concert for residents and visitors and a gala dinner-dance for special guests

U.S. Navy personnel hold American and French flags and wave to the cro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Guests admire wreaths placed in front of the Liberator Monument during the Festival American, a French and United Services Organization (USO) celebration of Independence Day. The Liberator Monument marks the mountain crash site of a B-24 Liberator aircraft and honors the American pilot who died after diverting the severely damaged bomber from the city during World War II

Guests admire wreaths placed in front of the Liberator Monument during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannes Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A rainbow of signal flags flies from the mast of the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) during Fourth of July ceremonies. The MISSOURI and the ships of its battle group are participating in the multinational Exercise RIMPAC '88

A rainbow of signal flags flies from the mast of the battleship USS MI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RIMPAC '88 Base: Pearl Harbor State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Terry Cosgro... more

A C-5A Galaxy aircraft of the 436th Military Airlift Wing and a C-141B Starlifter aircraft from the 437th Military Airlift Wing conduct a flyby during the annual Fourth of July celebration. The celebration also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the B

A C-5A Galaxy aircraft of the 436th Military Airlift Wing and a C-141B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Thomas Farr Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... more

The colors of the 10th Mountain Division, Light Infantry, are presented during 4th of July Mountainfest activities

The colors of the 10th Mountain Division, Light Infantry, are presente...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Drum State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Reno Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

President and Mrs. Bush and Vice President and Mrs. Quayle Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks from the Truman Balcony

President and Mrs. Bush and Vice President and Mrs. Quayle Watch the F...

Original caption: President and Mrs. Bush and Vice President and Mrs. Quayle watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the Truman Balcony. They see the Washington Monument in the light of the fireworks. George ... more

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Addressing the Cuban Independence Day Ceremony

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Addressing the Cuban Indepe...

This item is a photograph of President William J. Clinton addressing the Cuban Independence Day Ceremony in the First Lady's Garden. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is pictured at the left of President Clint... more

The training frigates USS AINSWORTH (FFT-1090) and USS MCCANDLESS (FFT-1084) each display a rainbow of signal flags while moored at the station on the Fourth of July

The training frigates USS AINSWORTH (FFT-1090) and USS MCCANDLESS (FFT...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Mayport State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: OS2 John Bouvia Release Status: Releas... more

United Nation Medals are displayed before the Joint Task Force Provide Promise Parade at Camp Pleso, as part of the Independence Day celebration

United Nation Medals are displayed before the Joint Task Force Provide...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE PROMISE Base: Camp Pleso State: Zagreb Country: Croatia (CRO) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Diane S. Robinson Release ... more

George Washington Memorial Parkway - Fireworks at the Capital

George Washington Memorial Parkway - Fireworks at the Capital

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This startling red fountain of light is only one of the many fireworks shown during the capital's Fourth of July celebration. Location:... more

Members of the CINCSOUTH NATO Band, in front of a large American flag, play at the July 4th celebration. (Duplicate image, see also DASD9601308 or search 960704A4605G002)

Members of the CINCSOUTH NATO Band, in front of a large American flag,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Brian Gavin, USA Release St... more

United States Air Force Captain Walters enjoys listening to the CINCSOUTH NATO Band perform during the July 4th celebration at the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters site in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza

United States Air Force Captain Walters enjoys listening to the CINCSO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Joint Endeavor Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Brian Gavin Release Status... more

SGT. First Class Richardson of the LEN 46 Signal Site, goes through the food line during the July 4th celebration at the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza

SGT. First Class Richardson of the LEN 46 Signal Site, goes through th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Joint Endeavor Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Brian Gavin Release Status... more

Two British soldiers eat their picnic food during the July 4th celebration at the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters site in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza

Two British soldiers eat their picnic food during the July 4th celebra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Joint Endeavor Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Brian Gavin Release Status... more

Brigadier General Sylvester presents a gift to the British CHIEF of STAFF during the July 4th celebration at the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters site in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza

Brigadier General Sylvester presents a gift to the British CHIEF of ST...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Joint Endeavor Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Brian Gavin Release Status... more

United States Army Brigadier General Sylvester makes an opening statement to the crowd gathered at the Allied Rapid Reaction Command headquarters to participate in Americas Independence Day celebration

United States Army Brigadier General Sylvester makes an opening statem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Joint Endeavor Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Moses Mlasko Release Status... more

The Honorable Mr. William Milam, US Ambassador to Liberia, poses with Honor Guard assigned to the Embassy after the Independence Day ceremony. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Liberia, a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) unit from Camp Lejeune, NC, takes on the security mission at the Embassy from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary (MEU) Unit. The SPMAGTF is commanded by COL. Tony L. Corwin

The Honorable Mr. William Milam, US Ambassador to Liberia, poses with ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Members of the CINCSOUTH NATO Band play at the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters site in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza during the July 4th celebration. (Duplicate image, see also DASD9903193 or search 960704A4605G002)

Members of the CINCSOUTH NATO Band play at the Allied Command Europe R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Brian Gavin, USA Release St... more

1ST Lieutenant Jennifer Jones, 55th Signal Company, draws a number from the box for the raffle during the July 4th celebration at the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps Headquarters site in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilidza

1ST Lieutenant Jennifer Jones, 55th Signal Company, draws a number fro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Joint Endeavor Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Brian Gavin Release Status... more

Liberian locals dance in the streets outside the US Embassy during a peaceful demonstration on the 4th of July. The locals hold signs asking for assistance from the United States as well as wishing the United States a happy Independence Day

Liberian locals dance in the streets outside the US Embassy during a p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ASSURED RESPONSE Base: Monrovia Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. A. Olguin Release Status: Released to Pub... more

US Navy Admiral Leighton Smith, Implementation Forces (IFOR) Commander, is photographed as he stands before an American flag during US Independence day celebrations at the Allied Rapid Reaction Command (ARRC) Headquarters, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR

US Navy Admiral Leighton Smith, Implementation Forces (IFOR) Commander...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Sarajevo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lance Cheung, USAF Release... more

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