Celebrating our nation’s birthday One of the beautiful things about being a U.S. citizen is knowing when and why our nation was born. It’s why we come together every year on the Fourth of July, and we gather with our loved ones and friends to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Thomas Jefferson sat through the sweltering ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!