For our American brethren, in honour of the day.
Columns of US Coast Guard marching in Independence Day parade up Fifth Avenue past Saks Fifth Avenue dept. store between 49th & 50th Streets. New York City, New York. July 4th, 1942 (Andreas Feininger/Time-LIFE archive)
Model of plane on float in "New York at War" Independence Day parade up Fifth Avenue. New York City, New York. July 4th, 1942. (Andreas Feininger/Time-LIFE archive)
Group of American POWs standing in front of American flag to celebrate Independence Day in Japanese prison camp of Casisange. (This was against Japanese regulations & discovery could have meant death.) Malaybalay, Mindanao, Philippine Islands. July 4th, 1942. (Time-LIFE archive)
Native Americans on the 4th of July. Dells, Wisconsin. July 4th, 1953. (Francis Miller/Time-LIFE archive)
NYC Police helicopter hovering over Independence Day crowd at beach at Far Rockaway. Queens, New York. July 4th, 1953. (Margaret Bourke-White/Time-LIFE archive)
Police helicopter hovering around huge American flag hanging from the George Washington Bridge in honor of Independence Day; apartment buildings of Manhattan stretch out in the distance. New Jersey. July 4th, 1953. (Margaret Bourke-White/Time-LIFE archive)