4th of July
Celebrating the Birth of Our
Great Nation & Its Heroes
Happy birthday, America.
The 4th of July marks not only our country’s declaration of independence and birthday, but it also marks a time to celebrate the servicemen and servicewomen who have tirelessly defended it.
This year we’re bringing you new content and deals to help you amplify your 4th of July celebration.
A brief history lesson on the 4th of July...
Official vote for independence
The official finalized copy of the Declaration of Independence was created
The signing of the Treaty of Paris
First public and organized 4th of July celebration held in Salem NC
Congress makes the 4th of July a federal holiday
Annual parades, concerts and shows paused due to Covid
The 4TH OF JULY IS BACK ON!
Read our blogs for more history and info on the best 4th of July deals for active military and veterans.
Why Do We Celebrate 4th of July?
The big, grand facts about America’s Independence Day are pretty widely known. It’s the day we officially declared our independence from Great Britain and turned the nascent armed resistance in the Colonies into a fight for self-governance by a new nation made up of “united states.”…
33 of the Best 4th of July Ideas for 2021 – Food, Cocktails, Decor & More!
Independence Day hits different after our collective year+ in isolation. Freedom. We know we love it more than ever this year. So after 2020 rained on our Fourth of July parade, we’re doubling down on the party in 2021. From Brad Paisley to the Blue Angels, we’ve got a list of 9 spectacular pyrotech…
Meet the future
of grilling technology.
AHRN’s new sister brand VeteranLife has put together a list of exciting new grill technology for you and your family to try out during your 4th of July celebration.
Enjoy exclusive Military relocation resources.
Veterans Advantage offers major discounts on prescription drugs at pharmacies all over the country. The average discount of 20% means lower prices than you’d get through the VA or regular insurance.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
Home & Loan
VA housing assistance can help Veterans, service members, and their surviving spouses to buy a home or refinance a loan. Find out how to apply for and manage the Veterans housing assistance benefits you’ve earned.
VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.
If you know a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, refer him or her to a local VA Medical Center, where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families can also contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET to be connected to VA services.
Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.
Learn how your organization can receive an award from the U.S. Department of Labor for hiring America’s veterans.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.