Independence Day

Jeff Sessions: Don’t Allow Critics to “Demoralize” Country

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said critics shouldn’t “demoralize” the country’s founding even if the country didn’t immediately meet its ideal of equality. Sessions spoke Sunday at an Independence Day program at First Baptist Church of Huntsville. Sessions addressed what he called an encroachment on religion and discussed the Trump administration’s decision to intervene on…

Prattville Independence Day Celebrations

In Prattville, the 4th of July is looked forward to by residents every year and even more this year after the city’s events were cancelled in 2020.

Prattville residents are excited to celebrate Independence Day again, some getting back with friends and family for the first time since the pandemic. Some say this holiday is giving them a sense of normalcy.

Prattville Plans 4th of July Fireworks with Coronavirus-Related Changes

The city of Prattville has announced that it will hold an annual Fourth of July fireworks show. But the coronavirus will bring some changes to this year’s celebration. This year, the fireworks will be launched from the Homeplace Clock Tower off Highway 82 at 9 p.m. The city says this change in location will allow for better viewing while allowing…

List of 4th of July Celebrations Across Alabama

Alabama News Network wants to help you celebrate America’s Independence.  Whether you’ll be staying in our local area or traveling somewhere else in Alabama, here is a list of July 4th events courtesy of the Alabama Tourism Department:  Alexander City –  4th of July Boat Parade Decorate your boat and join the patriotic crowd at Kowaliga Marina as boats of all…

TSA Expects Record Crowds as July 4 Holiday Period Starts

If you’re traveling this weekend, leave extra time for getting through the airport security line. The TSA projected that Friday would be its busiest day ever, with agents screening more than 2.7 million people. A spokesman cautions, however, that the number could fall short of the record if, for example, a thunderstorm shuts down a major airport for several hours….

White House Cites Weather, Cancels Annual July Fourth Picnic

The White House says it’s canceling its annual Fourth of July picnic and fireworks watch because of rainy weather soaking the nation’s capital. But scheduled performances by rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will go on indoors. The artists will perform in the White House East Room for an audience of military families, administration staff, and supporters and guests…