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Abilene Lions Clubs Offer a Holiday Flag Service

Independence Day is Thursday this year, and it's time to take a good look at Old Glory to make sure she's fit to fly. I just can't remember all the different holidays in which it's okay to fly the flag. I know there's the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day. One time I forgot to take it down my flag at night, then there's the unexpected storms, is it too faded or tattered. There's so much to remember right? The Abilene Area Lions Clubs to the rescue

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Scotty McCreery to Celebrate July 4 on the National Mall for ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Concert

Scotty McCreery is as American as it gets. The former 'American Idol' champion will have an especially patriotic Fourth of July celebration this year, as he'll have the opportunity to perform along with Barry Manilow and other special guests on the National Mall for the annual a Capitol Fourth concert, which draws hundred of thousands of visitors each year.  

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Tim McGraw to Headline Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular With Mariah Carey

This year's 4th of July is going to be a booming celebration! Tim McGraw will partner up with Mariah Carey to headline the 2013 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks are sure to be a big crowd-pleaser, but it never hurts to throw in a couple of A-list artists to ensure that the event is a success.

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Share Your Fireworks Pictures With Us [VIDEO]

Another 4th of July has come and gone and what we are left with are the memories of the day and hopefully some great pictures of the fireworks. Whether it was a professionally produced fireworks show or just a small sparkler display with your kid in the backyard, we’d like to see your pictures and share them with everyone else.

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Fireworks Fail! San Diego’s July 4th Display Goes Off All at Once

While the rest of us were enjoying a lengthy 4th of July fireworks show last night, San Diego residents got completely robbed when their display went off all at once in a spectacular explosion that lasted a mere 15 seconds.

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What We Should Know About Our Nations History So As Not To Repeat It

It’s the 4th of July and there are a lot of history shows on television today. I started with the “John Adams” mini-series on HBO now I’m onto “America: The Story of Us” on the History Channel. I’ve realized how little history I really know.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July

The legend of America’s birth is only 236 years old. However, in that short amount of time, a number of legends that would normally take centuries to grow and multiply in any other civilization have sprung up. 

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Favorite Independence Day Song – Readers Poll

As America celebrates July 4th on Wednesday, we look at the top country songs that celebrate America. Check out this list of the Top 10 Independence Day Songs, and then decide which is your all-time favorite. Vote in the readers poll below, or write in another in the comments section.

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10 Amazing Tips and Tricks to Make You a Grill Master

The sun is out, your friends are over and the kids are splashing around in the pool. Ah yes, it’s summertime, and you’re just dying to break out your grill or smoker and throw an amazing barbeque party in your backyard, at the beach, or wherever you happen to be.

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July 4th Neighborhood Parades Are Alive and Well in Abilene [VIDEO]

s the fourth of July nears, there are a lot of celebrations going on in Abilene and the Big Country. First off, there are two neighborhood parades I’m aware of, the Amarillo Street Parade and the Hillcrest neighborhood parade. The later will take place Wednesday July 4th. There are a lot of other Independence Day celebrations going on, here’s a list of what I’ve gathered so far.

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Recipes

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July 4th holiday will be here a week from today! So you want to do something fun and have friends over for a picnic/bbq and you're at a loss as to what you should serve; other than hot dogs and hamburgers. Well

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July 4th Events in Abilene

Well here we are again, almost July and that means celebrations of all kinds to honor our nations independence. Some of us celebrate with family and friends, just small gatherings and others go all out with huge parties that include the entire neighborhood. Then, of course, there are the public events with family friendly environments and fireworks to top it all off. I did some research and found the following events here in the the Big Country for everyone to attend.

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