Happy 237th Birthday America!


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Today marks the 237th year since the historic day when our nation obtained independence from Britain, giving birth to the country that we all know as The United States of America. Interestingly enough, it also happens to be the 15th birthday of First Daughter Malia Obama.

While nobody knows how Malia, who along with the first family has just returned from a seven-day whirlwind tour of Africa, is going to celebrate it privately, tonight she will do what she has been doing ever since coming to the White House - Join the family to host the annual July 4th party for the administration officials, military heroes and their families and, other guests.

Started by Thomas Jefferson in 1801, the age-old tradition is a way to honor all the people that put their lives on the line for our country. The celebrations include a scrumptious barbeque and entertainment, followed by some spectacular fireworks. Besides the Marine Band, this year, the guests will also be treated to a concert by Grammy Award winning band 'Fun.'. We have a feeling somewhere in between, there will be a special cake dedicated to the first daughter.

Given that the Obama family loves to celebrate birthdays, Malia probably has a special celebration planned too. While nobody knows what that is, we are sure it will be something extraordinary - especially given the fact that she has had to postpone her celebrations for the last five years!

Happy July 4th to all of you and a very happy birthday to our gorgeous First Daughter Malia!

Resources: Whitehouse.gov

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  • photophantom
    photophantomover 1 year
    Happy early 245th birthday America!
    • lpsbrooklyn13
      lpsbrooklyn13almost 3 years
      My birthday 🎂is in the 4th of July
      • uglyalmost 4 years
        that is so cool
        • selina
          selinaover 5 years
          Happy Birthday to Malia Obama.
          • itsonlyyzariah
            itsonlyyzariahover 6 years
            That is cool!! 😀😎
            • op bowover 6 years
              Its cool to live in a country that is 237 years old
              • ava morinalmost 7 years
                i agrie with emitube
                • EmiTubeover 7 years
                  I had a wonderful 4th of July
                  • Taylor Kildowover 8 years
                    It was so great and pretty and you should do it every year. It was so very fun. Thanks. I am in 4 grade. Have A nice summer!
                    • rozeb
                      rozebalmost 9 years
                      Wow. I'm living a country that is 237 years old.
                      • nikukyu
                        nikukyualmost 8 years
                        I'm living in a country that is 2673 years old. Just searched about it. That's a pretty big deference! America is still young...