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Blue Angels over the Washington monument during President Donald Trump's Fourth of July celebration

The Pentagon says it only spent $1.2 million on Trump’s July 4th blowout, but it’s not clear where that number came from

The show featured fighters, bombers, helicopters, and other aircraft, as well as armored vehicles on the National Mall, but the accounting is unclear.

Here’s what it’s like to watch New York’s Fourth of July fireworks show from 7,000 feet in a private plane

Photographer and private pilot Filip Wolak gives a rare look at the New York City Fourth of July fireworks from 7,000 feet above.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut downed 71 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Here’s the science behind how he does it.

Eating contests do a number on the human body, hitting everything from a hot dog chomper's brain to their gut and their blood stream.

‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi went viral with her ‘close the camps’ Fourth of July pie

The TV star and cookbook writer included the phrase on the top of her dessert to protest the immigration detention facilities at the US border.

The internet blew up with hilarious #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories jokes after Trump’s puzzling reference to US soldiers seizing airports

"Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do," Trump said in his Fourth of July speech.
Lou Dobbs.

Fox host Lou Dobbs said that generals uncomfortable with Trump’s Fourth of July military show are ‘snowflakes’

"No wonder these Snowflake Generals haven't won a war since 1991," tweeted Dobbs, after reports they were uncomfortable with a military show in DC.
People watch the fireworks display on the National Mall during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Breathtaking photos show how Americans across the country celebrated the Fourth of July

Fireworks displays and Independence Day parades across the country dazzled Americans — from New York City and Baltimore to Anchorage and Santa Monica.
This is why the US really celebrates July 4 as its national holiday.

Many people incorrectly think that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — here’s the real reason the US c...

The United States holiday is meant to celebrate the day the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019.

Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July event drew supporters and protesters, despite pouring rain

The all-day "Salute to America" event prompted controversy, due to President Donald Trump's insistence on a show of military might and a speech.
Crowds take images with their smartphones of the fly-over at US President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019.

Military flyovers stunned crowds at Trump’s controversial ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July event

Aircraft from each of the military's branches made appearances, stunning the crowds, despite the pouring rain.