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Fourth of July celebrations through the years (30 images)

By Wade Sheridan

Here's a look back at Fourth of July celebrations through the years.



Alabama Gov. George Wallace (L) and Sen. Edward Kennedy are shown together on July 4, 1973, in Decatur, Ala., during a July Fourth “Spirit of America” celebration. Photo by UPI
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Surrounded by flags, President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford wave as they arrive at Fort McHenry for a naturalization ceremony and Fourth of July celebration in 1975 in Baltimore, Md. Photo by UPI
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Left to right, President Ronald Reagan (R) and first lady Nancy Reagan are joined by Frank Sinatra as they wave to the crowd at the White House in Washington on July 4, 1981. Photo by Don Rypka/UPI
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An estimate 420,000 people attend July Fourth activities at the Washington Monument on July 4, 1984. Photo by UPI
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