How the red and blue celebrate the Fourth of July

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US Independence Day fireworks are seed over the US Capitol and National Monument in Washington, DC on July 4, 2013.
US Independence Day fireworks are seed over the US Capitol and National Monument in Washington, DC on July 4, 2013.
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From parades, barbecues, and fireworks, to speeches and visits abroad, politicians from both sides of the party spectrum remembered America’s independence in different ways and celebrated the Fourth of July in various places, both publicly and privately.

Happy Fourth, everybody. pic.twitter.com/KT3cHmIEgB

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 4, 2013

20 years ago today, at the Philadelphia Freedom Festival with my hero, Nelson Mandela. Happy 4th of July to all. #TBT pic.twitter.com/EPq4H2Bq46

— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 4, 2013


 

Happy 4th of July! Joe +I wish u the very best today + evryday! We are so blessed 2 live in the greatest country on earth! #GODBLESSAMERICA

— Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) July 4, 2013


 

Proud to spend this 4th of July with our troops in #Afghanistan, at re-enlistment ceremony at ISAF HQ in Kabul pic.twitter.com/LQGx5AgnMw

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 4, 2013

Team Wendy is proud to march in the Arlington 4th of July Parade this morning! Happy Independence Day, y’all! pic.twitter.com/wciJwaNQ62

— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) July 4, 2013

Happy #4thofJuly. Enjoy the holiday, honor those who made it possible, and remember how lucky we are to be Americans http://t.co/JdKzL48xAj

— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) July 4, 2013


 

Happy 4th of July from #Natick! pic.twitter.com/3SROrHV8ji

— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) July 4, 2013


 

Seeing these brave men and women in a combat zone reenlist and continue their service to our nation is a special privilege.

— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) July 4, 2013

It is a great privilege and honor to be with our troops in Afghanistan on the Fourth of July. https://t.co/bUCe3eP8NU

— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) July 4, 2013


 

Happy Independence Day! I am thankful for this great country - and excited to be in the Northside Fourth of July Parade! #RandRTour

— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) July 4, 2013


 

At Kamm’s Corner Fourth of July parade in Cleveland - great crowd here to celebrate! pic.twitter.com/RVhEU3NjH0

— Rob Portman (@robportman) July 4, 2013


 

237 years of Independence…To all our veterans who made it so, a grateful nation thanks you. God bless http://t.co/6BdVS0WPsE

— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) July 4, 2013

How the red and blue celebrate the Fourth of July

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