Celebrating July 4th

Re-enactor Larry Stephan reads the Declaration of Independence on the porch of Ringwood Manor on Friday, July 4, in Ringwood, N.J. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Chris Pedota)
Re-enactor Larry Stephan reads the Declaration of Independence on the porch of Ringwood Manor on Friday, July 4, in Ringwood, N.J. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Chris Pedota)
Fourth of July fireworks on Friday light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Fourth of July fireworks on Friday light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Members of the Fort McKinley Fife and Drum Band on Friday celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. (Brian Ach/AP Images for Macy’s, Inc.)
Members of the Fort McKinley Fife and Drum Band on Friday celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. (Brian Ach/AP Images for Macy’s, Inc.)
American flags on Friday stand by names at the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. A group of severely injured servicemen who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq participated in the event. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
American flags on Friday stand by names at the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. A group of severely injured servicemen who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq participated in the event. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)