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White House Wants to Give New Meaning to July 4 This Year to Celebrate US 'Independence from Virus'

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 15, 2021
06:20 P.M.
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July 4 is considered the biggest holiday in the United States, but the White House has announced new plans for this year's celebration amid the global health crisis.


July 4 for Americans represents a day to honor the country's independence from colonial rule, but last year, celebrations of the revered holiday were mild due to the global health scare caused by the pandemic.

President Joe Biden has announced that this year's July 4 celebrations would be given an additional meaning as he encouraged citizens to celebrate a return to normalcy in the country.

Fireworks are seen above the White House at the end of the Inauguration day for US President Joe Biden in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. | Photo: Getty Images


The United States witnessed a sorrowful 16 months in which the pandemic disrupted economic activities, led to the loss of jobs, and, most importantly, led to thousands of Americans' deaths.

With the help of health experts, life has gradually returned to normal in the country as citizens are resuming economic activities and going about their business as usual while observing new health guidelines.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wave as they arrive at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. | Photo: Getty Images


The White House hopes that this year's anniversary will be symbolic and would mark a breakthrough moment in the country even though the goal of vaccinating 70% of adults has not been met.

President Biden proclaims freedom as the infection rate, and the death rate has reduced to unprecedented figures. Learning activities have also resumed in the country.

The Biden administration encourages citizens to host their events to honor the health workers.

Jill Biden waves after her husband Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States during the inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images


The event is anticipated to be the biggest occasion since the Biden administration came to power. Many fun activities have been outlined to color the day as citizens embrace normalcy.

According to reports, President Biden intends to host essential workers, first responders, military service members, and their families on the South Lawn for a cookout and fireworks display over the National Mall.


Over a thousand guests are anticipated to grace the event, which shows a huge change of heart from the President months after he announced that this year's festivities would be mild.

Most families are excited about having a family get-together and dinner over a year after such gatherings were prohibited and deemed illegal due to the worsening cases of the pandemic.

Independent sources from the White House revealed that the Biden administration encourages citizens to host their events to honor the health workers and all who made a recovery possible.

This year's summer has been tagged one of joy and freedom, and many Americans will be looking towards forgetting the pain of the last year and the loss from the pandemic.


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