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Patriotism - Wear Your Colors Proudly



Patriotism - Wear Your Colors Proudly

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     challenging words:    patriotism, barbeques, birth, celebrate, freedom, honor, nation, longer, become, support, country, message, year, free, each, clear
     content words:    United States, July Fourth, Celebrating Independence Day, Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Adams


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Patriotism - Wear Your Colors Proudly
By Mary Perrin
  

1     Americans celebrate the birth of the United States each year. They celebrate on July Fourth. They honor this day by having barbeques with their friends and family. They also watch fireworks. Celebrating Independence Day is one way to show patriotism. Patriotism means to show your support to your country. People do many things on this day. They display the American flag. They go to parades. They even wear their red, white, and blue. The Declaration of Independence was signed by our Founding Fathers in 1776. These were great leaders. These leaders helped Americans become free of England's rules. A few of them are Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and John Adams. England was making rules for people in America. These men did not want to be ruled by England. They wanted to be a free country and make their own .....
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