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tv   Fox News Presents An Independence Day Special  FOX News  July 4, 2021 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT

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the land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ born in the usa ♪ ♪ i was born in the usa ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ born in the usa ♪ ♪
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don't you understand ♪ ♪ born in the usa ♪ ♪ i was born in the usa. >> hello, happy 4th of july. it is such a beautiful day in america, i am aishah hasnie with raymond arroyo and and lisa boothe. >> we'll take people to u.s. military academy at westpoint for a live five fire works spectacular. >> yes, we'll reflect on what it means to be a proud america, and hear from men and women who fought to defend our freedom. >> we have live fireworks from the nation's capitol, can't miss performances from john rich, lie
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greenwood and toby keith. >> we start with independence day across america. ♪ ♪ >> any time we get an opportunity to celebrate of being an american that awesome. >> really exciting this year, to have 4th of july in normal way. >> importance in times right now we're dealing with to remember those who help keep us safe. ♪ ♪ >> as far as i'm concerned, the flag represents the most consequencal of all human ideals that is freedom. >> i'm been to a lot of countries in my lifetime. there snow place on earth --
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there is no place on earth better than this, i would sometimes get a handful of dirt, say i am sure glad to be back here. ♪ ♪ >> whether we're democrats or republicans or independents or whenever, we're all americans here. ♪ ♪ >> what a day, what a year we have had, we're here today, celebrating 245 years of america. we have all been sort of reflecting what it means to us all day. kicking it off with you, lisa, tell me about what independence day mines to and you your heart? >> first, this is so much fun, i love you, this is fun to spend tonight with you and folks at home. it means is freedom.
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the birth of the free nation, the fact you had brave patriots who love this country or love freedom so much they risked their lives to fight tyranny and to birth a constitutional republic that empowered the people and its citizens rather than a government that set up a constitution with checks and balances to restrain the heavy hand of government, this is freedom and living in this beautiful country with beautiful people like you and saying what we want to say without fear of retribution from the government. >> joey, so many sacrifices, people have given up so much if bring us where we are today, tell me, what you are thinking about today. >> it is easy to jump down to serious stuff. all friends i have on the way that were laughter on injured, i
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-- lost, or injured, i saw a braves and bulldog's logos, it reminded me of all things that i am proud of or associate myself with, they have nothing to do with politics, it would be great to spend a couple hours with everyone at home and celebrate the country. >> i love that you got the bulldogs in there. >> you know, we're here together, there is so many americans that are working on this day. our servicemen and women. and raymond, you are here with us in new york city, with me. tell me about your thoughts it has been a joy to work with you today. >> the it is all mine. >> what does it mean. >> it is an honor being with you and our viewers, i get sentimental two times out of the year, july 4, the birthday of my children, and christmas. this is a national holiday, but more than that, you read john
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adams, he wrote to his wife, right after he signed the -- declaration, he wrote this day should be solemnized with pomp, parade, and shows illumination from one part of the country to the other, that is what we do, a reminder of the spirit of the people who birthed this country, those who sustained it and those who hold it together today, i am honored. >> beautifully put. >> 245 years, of american independences thanks to sacrifices made by generations of u.s. servicemen and women, including tens of thousands that serve overseas right now. tonight. we'll head to george washington former headquarter westpoint,
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where a new generation is training to lead the millions who volunteer to serve in america's military. >> ♪ ♪ >> on hills of hudson value, are born america's greatest leaders, douglas mccarther, eisenhower and general patton graduated from elite u.s. military academy at west point network. >> the girl that came here was nervous and scared. >> growing up in texas, kennedy it no family connection to the military, but it was a gut feeling she said that called her to westpoint. >> i knew it would be hard and a challenge. >> it was hard, as it is for every new cadet. who must make it through
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training. before graduating to second lieutenant who the lead world's most powerful military. for missouri native john redmond he had to learn to fall you on before he -- follow before he could lead. >> out of the tens of thousands of young men and women who apply to westpoint, less than 10% will make the cut to get in. and most will require a nomination by a member of congress. for senior ted that's was tennessee congressman chuck fleishmann. >> i hope he saw someone that would not only make him proud but everyone back in our district proud. >> west point band has an important mission, founded in
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1817, it traces its lineage to fife, res and drummers. >> a fled to connections us throughout our tradition of the past. ♪ ♪ we bring that history to life, what you can't quantify, we'll illustrate. >> as westpoint honors the nation's rich history it boldly prepares for the future, cad its are well versed in change. >> i am excited to get afternoon it and see how i could contribute to the fight. the u.s. is here to lead. we should lead in every frontier. >> as we celebrate this 4th of july, they are honoring 245 years of sacrifice. learning from the leaders who broughts through wars, and
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carrying the torch that represents who we all are as americans. >> i think about ronald reagan's quote that america is the shining city on the hill, does not matter in what corner of the world we're at, we lead with those values in mind. >> those cadets were so impressive, i was grateful to be there, spending time there learning about them, by the way kennedy was named after our anchor host kennedy. >> no way. >> i thought she was named after the president, she said actually, i was named after the mtv dj . >> >> you did a great job. >> thank you. >> great thank you. >> you think about how much pressure on the young men and women, they are so young, they will one day be leading world's
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most powerful military, i want to bring joey in on this, tell me what they are walking into. >> they are impressive. i i tell you, i picked up on, the one cadet said, he wants to be most honest and responsible person he could be, just think about that. as long as we have leaders like that we'll be okay. >> we'll take -- you back live at westpoint 9:30. >> we'll return to westpoint, to light up the night sky. but knock joey sit -- next joey sits down with 4 veterans, men and women, a conversation about a's resilience, do not go away, you don't want to miss it.
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♪ ♪ only in america ♪ ♪ >> all right, look at those people, there at lincoln memorial, getting ready to see fireworks. i don't know if we've seen it that crowded in i guess over a year, we'll bring you to those live, but first i sit down with 4 combat veterans to talk about july 4, and what makes them proud to be american. >> i am proud to be an american. >> why? >> because america has given me everything, like it is like i am living the american dream. i own my own home, i am raising my kids on my own, i have a good job. >> why are you proud to be an american? >> because i didn't give myself
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what i got. this was paid for me a long time ago. -- paved for me a long time ago, that is why. what i did is just a very small minute part. there was a lot of men and women, far greater than i'll ever be that paid for me to be able do what i do. i'll never -- what it has given me. >> those people did not hesitate, they gave all, whatever, they did not hesitate, they love this country, let's do it. >> we have quite a bit of americans that feel wa that way. >> i believe so. for me that is over my lifetime, the land of opportunity. i've seen other places, you are not born into a cast into this country, you are born into a
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opportunity. for most part, if you don't be conscious of it, but if you work hard, do things that you should be doing, and that is not joining the crowd, be able to focus on what is right, and versus what is wrong, the opportunities are here for you in this country. >> feel this is the best place on the planet with all of its warts. >> is there something american about being resilient. >> definitely, you got that right. >> majority of us at some point got here on a boat. >> yep. >> we are the -- not a, but the melting pot of the world, that is why we're so resilient, i remember showing up my first
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unit. walking into the gym, and look around, this is your family now. you don't all look alike but you bleed the same. >> we're a resilient nation because of the men and women who had the courage to fight, bleed and die for us, to be able to do things we do and take the freedoms that we take for granted of day, myself included. that is why. because we're resilient because of grit and tenacity, have we to be. >> the sacrifices and love of our country never cease to amyself me, we're truly a nation of some -- incredible patriots. there were three different wars there. and the word out of jake's mouth. >> this was paid for me a long
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time ago, and words like resiliency and grit. beautiful interviews from people who were willing to put their lives at risk to preserve freedom for us, a beautiful story, you tell in that interview, i ask people right now to say they don't love this country, how bad could a nation be when you have the freedom to criticize your own government, without fear of retribution, you can't do that in country like russia or china or north korea, we're a free nation, we have to preserve the freedom, and value it, continue is floating, the brave veterans know that, that is why they fought. we have to fight at citizens. >> they know it you could see it in their eyes, to see more of the conversation, sign up for "fox nation" now to watchful --
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the full special, fighting for america. still ahead, this 4th of july, brand-new songs from country super star toby keith. the performance, you will not want to miss. ♪ ♪ for powerful arthritis pain relief... voltaren the joy of movement
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♪ ♪ living in america ♪ ♪ aishah: welcome back, to our independence day special. we're looking at our nation's capitol, just minutes ago president biden addressed the nation, take a look. ♪ ♪ >> thank you. >> today we celebrate america. [cheers and applause] freedom, our liberty, our independence. the 4th of july. today of history, hope, remembrance and resolve. with promise and possibilities.
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before me stands the greatest and the -- goodness of our nation. monuments of life, liberty, there is a towering memorial, of george washington. a general who led our revolution, the president who set our nation on its course. a memorial for thomas jefferson. whose words about liberty and exquality changed world. and across the tidal basin, from the jefferson memorial, stands dr. martin luther king jr., his arms crossed, his eyes fixed ahead toward the promise land where equality is not only an aspiration but a reality. [cheers and applause] they help define who we are. guide what we do.
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remind us of the works that they have given us in our own time. this year. the 4th of july, a special celebration. we're emerging from the darkness of year of pandemic and isolation, a year of pain, fear and heartbreaking loss. think back to where this nation was a year ago, to where you were a year ago. think about how far we've come. [cheers and applause] people waving the american flag. fans back in their seats, cheering together, families, pressing hands against windows,
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to grandchildren and grand parents hugs, businesses are opening entirely. we're seeing record job creation, and record economic growth, the best in 4 decades, i might add the best in the world. [cheers and applause] today all across the nation, we could say with confidence, america is coming back together. 245 years ago we declared our independence from a distance king. today we're closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus. that is not to say that battle against covid-19 is over, we have a lot more work to do. but just as our declaration of
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1776 was not a call to -- was a call to action, not a reason for complies eni, it was a call to action. the same is true today, back then we had the power of an idea on our side, today the power of science. [cheers and applause] thanks to our hurry -- heroic vaccine efforts. our economy is roaring back. don't get me wrong, covid-19 has not been -- we know that powerful variants have emerged. get vaccinated. [cheers and applause]
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the most patriotic thing you can do, please, if you have not gotten vaccinated, do it, do it now. for yourself. for your loved ones. for your community. for your country. you know, that is how we'll stay ahead of this variant. never again want to be where we were a year ago today. [cheers and applause] today the virus has been vanquished. we know, it no longer controls our lives, and no longer paralyzes our nation. it is within our power to make sure it never does it again. for that, we can thank the scientists, researchers, educators and all other front line essential workers like many of you here today. [cheers and applause] you the
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american been part of one of most remarkable achievements. in this moment of day falls harn those who lost a love one. number of americans who lost their lives. as of tonight, that number. >> sons and daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents.
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neighbors, coworkers, we remember all those who we lost this year year [inaudible] we have to remember. remember. unlike every other nation on earth. we were founded. we hold these truths to be self evidence, all people are created
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equal. a among them, life, liberty the pursuit of happiness. we have never full -- fully lived up to the words but we never give up on them. treats everyone with dignity and respect
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[inaudible] all of the servicemen and women here tonight, all of you serving in the world. [cheers and applause] thank you for your service and sacrifice. like so many military families, thank you. all part of a long chain -- for the sake of this nation. peace and security and opportunity.
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every one of us, every american. each day we reminded [inaudible] and pursuit of happiness. [cheers and applause] drink clean water, and know our children and grandchildren are safe on this planet for generations to come. [cheers and applause]
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spirit of independence. a nation. we are a great nation. we work to make it great. we unite in common causes. there is no limit to what we can achieve. [applause]
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today we see the results of unity. together we are beating the virus, together. over the past year. we have come through some of our darkest days. the brightest future. this is a special nation, a great nation [inaudible]
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no matter your race or ethnicity or gender or faith. unite america. whether your ancestors are native to the land or immigrants. or you are coming here today looking to build a better life for your family, like our fellow americans that i just swore in, in the white house two days ago. the american dream, we use that phrase, the american dream. it was written a long time ago
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[inaudible] in history we're making. my fellow americans, now we're the guardians of the idea of america, it is up to us to save it to preserve it, to build on it. and i know we will. i look out to those monuments, and beyond them to the hearts of the people across the land, i know this, this is never ever been a good bet to bet against america, never. remember who we are. we are the united states of america. there is nothing, nothing we can't do if we do it together.
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happy 4th of july america. god bless you. may god protect our troops, thank you, thank you. >> joe biden there. on this 4th of july, from the white house, talking about he declared independent and covid, and talked about struggle of last year, and the monuments reminding us we're the united states of america, raymond what stood out to you. >> i know it was hard to hear a lot of it. >> it was. >> thability got, he said, we a great nation. we confront our wrongs, that is the right tone, we can't focus on the wrongs exclusive please. my favorite part, the guardians of the idea of america. the goard glawrd -- guardians,
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we had the west point cadets on the split screen, those are the guardians, we're call by that great charge, i hope we can stay here and wallow in the moment. >> beautifully said, thank you raymond. we like too put politics aside for america's birthday, last independent's day country star toby keith. happy birthday in ♪ ♪ it's the 4th of july. i get to wake up in your freedom, but sometimes i wonder why, sieges like everything's
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pissin' on the red, white and blue, happy birthday, america, whatever's left of you. ♪ ♪ you were the darling when you save the world, wwi and ii. france would just be part of germany now if it not been for you. now your children want to turn you into something other than yourself. they burn your flag in the city streets. more than anyone else. happy birthday america, it's the 4th of july. i'll get to wake up in your freedom. but sometimes i wonder why.
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seems like everybody's pissin' on the red, white and blue. happy birthday america whatever's left of you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ who they gonna count on. when you are not there to take their call ♪ ♪ will the world keep right on spinning ♪ ♪ without the greatest of them all ♪ ♪ without the helping hand of god, your days are numbered by old friend ♪ ♪ we're sure gonna miss you girl, you were the best that's ever been ♪ ♪ happy birthday america ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ all the broken down cities. ♪ ♪ by the left's design ♪ ♪ and the right can't seem to get it right ♪ ♪ most of the time ♪ ♪ every time i go to town and vote, i just come home with the blues ♪ ♪ the lesser of the two evils, all we ever get to choose ♪ ♪ happy birthday america ♪ ♪ it's the 4th of july ♪ ♪
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i'll get to wake up in your freedom. but sometimes i wonder why ♪ seems like everybody's pissin' on the red, white and blue ♪ ♪ happy birthday america, whatever's left of you ♪ ♪ happy birthday, america. ♪ ♪ >> happy birthday america. whatever it left of you, from toby keith, calling out politicians, and questioning the nature's future. with his brand-new song, happy birthday america. that song was a little bit depressing, clearly, a outlook
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on where we are as a nation right now, i know you love this nation, you come from a family of imgrants, tell us what there is to be hopeful about this beautiful country. >> i hope one first thing that people do. as soon as restrictions are lifted, i hope people can travel to other country, get a perspective, first hand, i would agree with veteran that joey talked to, i have been to a country countries, in my 36 years of life, i have seen things, i want to be here, there are country where, it is dangerous to run for office. life threatening to decent from from the government says, and unstable when military comes over year after year. and the economy is, it is breaking apart, there is a reason that we have tens of thousands of migrants coming from three different countries,
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if not more. i think that we need too have perspective before we start to criticize our own nation, i think that nation could always be better, i am an immigrant, i understand, that i know what america is america but like raymond said, let's wallow in this moment for a little bit, how far we have come, let's have some grace for yourselves, we have been 245 years. >> well done. >> and john adams, wanted to us see through the gloom as he did. their lives were at stake. he wrotes in the landmark letter to his wife, he saw the radiant rays of life and glory 3 the thh the gloom. i do worry that song made high y sad, i am not ready to bury
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america. >> on july 4, in my hometown of new orleans, aside from fireworks and crawfish boils and good music, our thoughts turn to world war ii museum. a monument, andrew jackson higgens, made one of the decisive battles of world war ii possible. >> he is a testament on the american spirit. >> operation overloader, d-day, was largest amphibious attack ever attempted, the plan to take allied troops to nazi occupied france over the english channel. it would require up to 5,000 ships, moving vehicles, tanks, and more than 150,000 men on to normandy's beaches. >> allies had a challenge, how do deliver, large numbers of troops and equipment to beaches,
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that were shall loews. -- shall loy. >> they turned on andrew jackson higgens a boat manufacturer in new orleans, he had an idea for shallow draft boats used to navigate the swamps of louisiana, higgens, was certain his swamp boats could play a critical role in the war. the military, initially resisted his overtures, nevertheless, in a sign of his confidence, higgens purchased a crop of philippine's mahogany, one of the last shipments before the war ended trade there an inspired purchase, particularly since the marines relented. and higgens put his landing craft into production for military use, he would open 7 plants in new orleans, employee
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tens of thousands of people and build 20,000 landing crafts. >> what made the boat unique was the bow. the ramp that could deposit men quickly on the beach, unload tanks, be retracted and refilled at the ship. >> john schick is a care yeah, . >> the hull makes the boat unique. almost 10 inches of water with a full load. they added the bow later to increase the efficiency of getting men off. >> the invasion was a risky operation, the men going ashore spent 48 hours aboard ships waiting deployment, but choppy seas meant most were sea sick, and the invasion of delayed because of bad weather. with time running out, general eisenhower, made the call, that
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june 6, 1944, would be d-day. providence was kind. the normandy weather was so bad that german navy canceled their usual patrol of the english channel and they called off a practice drill. -- an ally's deception campaign made the germans think that up invasion would happen at -- calais, they were wrong. they heard general eisenhower. you are about to embark on the great crusade, the eyes of the world are upon you, you will bring about the disvehicle destf the germany war machine, and security for yourselves in a free world. >> higgens boat allows 36 infantry men to hit the beaches
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of normandy in 19 seconds, the a -- the bridge to the beach. without higgens and his boat there would are been no d-day. >> the world might have been a different place if not for higgens, eisenhower and the boys on the beach. joey. my thoughts go to the fighting men and wim. women, we often forget what people on home front do. >> they do everything, they are reason we fight. justed levity to this. you and i should both talk about wallowing in moment, higgens and i would say we wouldo -- wallowed on the boat, this that is what america is about, there
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are so many people, smart, we fight, we win. >> much more coming up in next hour, live fireworks from dc and west point, but now john rich in nashville for his hit song, save a horse, ride a cowboy. >> i am sure it caused a small baby boom. ♪ ♪ it goes like this ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ quaryb are walk into the room ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ sing it ♪ ♪ can i ride to the city ♪ ♪
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>> ♪ ♪ girls say, save a horse, ride a cowboy ♪ ♪ everyone say, ♪ ♪ save a horse, ride a cowboy ♪ ♪ i don't give a damn ♪ ♪ i'm singing and bling, blinging while the girls are singing ♪ ♪ i would not trade. ride into the city. i make a lot of noise. and girls say, save's horse, ride a cowboy ♪ ♪
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y'all having fun? let me hear you ♪ ♪ happy independence day, we're doing it right now down nashville. i'm a thoroughbred, that is what she said, in the back of my truck bed, as i was getting buzzed on suds, out on some back country road. ♪ ?oit we were flying high ♪ ♪ fine as wine ♪ ♪ having ourselves a big rich time ♪ ♪ and i was going just as far as she'd let me go ♪ ♪ of my cowboy representation, had me begging for salvation. ♪ ♪ -- ride into the city. i make a lot of noise, because the girls they are so pretty,
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riding up and down broadway ♪ ♪ on my old stud leroy, and the girls say, save a horse ride a cowboy ♪ ♪ save a horse ride a cowboy ♪ ♪ what? what? >> save a horse ride a cowboy ♪ god bless y'all, i am john rich, happy independence day. >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back. stay with us. >> we'll be right back, stay with us, us,everyone.
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that were gallantly streaming. the bombs bursting in air. gave proof through the night. that our flag was still there. oh say does that star-spangled banner yet ways. ♪♪ over the land of the free. and the home of the brave. ♪♪ >> you are listening to singing from west point that crowd gathering at the lincoln memorial excited about the fireworks you come. welcome. welcome back to our
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independence day special that was the west point man performing the star-spangled banner has we kickoff one more hour of patriotic pride in celebration all across america on this independence day. >> we are minutes away from the fireworks display at our nations capital both jon and near helping us to celebrate our great nation. >> also headed down to miami wheelman about what makes them proud to wrap the red white and blue. >> we also had back to west point for fireworks spectacular and also get a taste of america's first cocktail raymond is very excited about that. >> there is a new orleans connection i will not ruin that. >> but first a look at independence day across the great country. >> anytime we get an opportunity to celebrate being an american that is awesome.
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>> i'm really excited this year to have fourth of july in the normal way. >> it's so important especially in a time like now because we remember those who help to keep a safe. >> as far as i am concerned the flag represents the most consequential of all human ideals and that is freedom. >> i have been to a lot of countries in my lifetime and there is no place on earth any better than this sometimes i go back and get a handful of the or sam glad to be back here. ♪♪ >> democrats or republicans or independents, we are all americans.
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♪♪ >> as i look at those images and listen to those testimonials, i am reminded of jon adams i have been invoking for days. every year i read that letter he wrote to abigail adams. he lays out a vision of what this day should be. solemn and celebration. and i moment of unity for us all to come together. he writes about the great conflict he felt about the cost and the toil and the blood he knew the declaration of independence of what liberty would mean of this country. he said i can see beyond the gloom the ravishing rays of light and glory.
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your story of an immigrant family, that is one of those ravishing lights of glory. tell me about your story. how did you come here and what this country means to your mom and dad and you? aishah: i am living the definition of the american dream. my parents are with my aunt and uncle who sponsored our immigration at the first town we ever lived in when we first immigrated to america. my uncle was a lieutenant commander in the u.s. navy and they sponsored us. my dad left a very cushy job. he had everything. but he wanted every opportunity for his three kids and he wanted us to have the best education possible. he realized that his degrees mattered. the first job in the united states was in a jack-in-the-box. he was a cook and then
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jcpenney's and then school. he completed undergrad into a half years. just to get quickly to the point to take care of us and get us into the best situation so we could become whoever we wanted to be. that was the point of it all to give us the opportunity we didn't leave on - - live in a country to need connections or be born and a certain class. he wanted us to have everything. i remember to this day helping my mom study for the immigration exam. people to understand how hard that is. my mom speaking broken english we would stay up all night to get her to pass the test. i remember the day my parents took the oath we were standing there in indianapolis. i was so proud. now i will get emotional.
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because my dad and i talk about this all the time. he reminds us three kids we have at all. i have no complaints about my life. we have it all. my dad always try to remind us remember where you came from and what we gave up we did it for you. i will always remember that. we can have the line anywhere or stayed in pakistan but my parents chose to come here because this country is so beautiful and continues to give us more and more and more and i couldn't be more great feel one - - grateful. i am the american dream. raymond: i was thinking of my dad growing up in central america literally lived in a house with dirt on the floor. came here as a marine. he had a day job at night fixing cars after dinner. that is the hustle and the drive in the american dream and action. he became a marine joe we like you so why did you sign up and want to serve your country? what was it? >> we need to know this you
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are the american dream and why we go to war to protect people like you and your family. i say that everyone sitting at home right now. understand don't let any political narrative convince you that people for this country don't five everybody in it and they don't love every single person in it. unity may be that we are just americans. i'm proud of this country. i would lay my life down for it tomorrow and i had that in me when i joined at 18. raymond: listening to biden mention washington, mlk memorial, jefferson memorial. washington and jefferson got no applause. lisa: that is a problem. they should get applause. i am living in miami florida right now one of my favorite things is conversations i've had with people from cuba and venezuela to go from countries
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that were once free and to lose that freedom to communism and socialism. i had the opportunity to interview on my podcast from the rnc convention a warrant that communism was on our soil. people are willing to sacrifice their lives to fight for freedoms. so we have to appreciate that sacrifice this nation what it stands for where anybody can come here. to practice the religion and the freedom to pull themselves up from the bootstraps. you could build something. that we are being tested right now and with government lockdowns and tyranny , shutting down businesses, preventing people
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from going to church. we have to fight for that freedom. aishah: the firework show in washington dc is underway let's watch at our nations capital. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪
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from the lakes of minnesota to the hills of tennessee. across the plains of texas from sea to shining sea. from detroit down to houston from new york to l.a. there is pride in every american heart and it's time we stand and say. i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free. and i won't forget the men who died in gave that right to me. and i'll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
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there eight no doubt i love this land. god bless the usa. ♪♪ i'm proud to be an american and where at least i know i'm free. i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me. i'll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. they are ain't no doubt i love this land. god bless the usa. ♪♪
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celebrating 245 years of this great country. jon richards performance on - - performance. 102 -year-old world war ii hero celebrating i was weeping because i spent so many years with my babies who are now fully grown on that mall near that capital that is where our democracy was shaped at the other and at arlington are the defenders of that democracy and the fireworks play out in the middle but this is like and national - - a national liturgy and we should agree to spend a moment we remembering the cost of this freedom and the beauty and the blessing of being in this country. >> i love how you put that. >> we want to remember the sacrifices of our veterans and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice i also want to take a moment to remember those we lost during the pandemic i am
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america. what can't speak or defend itself but we are america we are really throwing dirt at ourselves and i hope and pray we all come together to try to be unified for those that cannot be with us today to celebrate this beautiful day today. >> is so spectacular it made those fireworks still ahead the celebration heads down to miami where we learn the true meaning of what it means for those that truly now. ♪♪ ♪♪
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lisa: i went to one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in miami. little havanafor you? >> freedom and happiness. >> is an opportunity to come together as a country to appreciate freedom in the nation together? >> absolutely. it's no different than a couple of years ago. we celebrate. it's the same thing. even better because we are not locked up like everybody in their house. lisa: any message of positivity we can get for the fourth of july celebrating
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freedom together and we are all americans? >> the man upstairs that's all you can do. trust in him. >> what does the fourth of july mean to you? >> i'm very excited because i have a chance to build a great business. >> what does the fourth of july mean to you? >> the same thing. to be here in america and be patriotic. >> my son graduated ucla going to medical school. lisa: it is now time for the west point firework show. enjoy. ♪♪
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>> what a scene there tonight you cannot help but think of the great american leaders have come out of west point changing our world more than 20 astronauts not to mention the dozens of medal of honor recipients. i said karen watch the split screen the fireworks go off and then light of the faces of the cadets you can see them just 18 or 19 years old i can help you think of my own son and the way they are uniform will send them to war if we consider in children's faces maybe there is some hope left for us. >> . lisa: men and women wearing the uniform proud lead to potentially risk their life and put all on the line in the pursuit of freedom some he men and women pay the ultimate sacrifice and the pursuit of freedom.
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they believe it is worth fighting for in the pursuit of freedom. shouldn't we value that freedom a little bit more? cherish that freedom a little bit more? and fight to preserve and protect it? >> absolutely. t16 that is what this country is all about. you gave me a shot of enthusiasm just to see their faces. more coming up and independent - - and independence day special but first the star-spangled banner by the west point band. >> oh say can you see. by the dawn's early light. what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight over the ramparts we watched were so gallantly
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>> ♪ ♪ >> as we celebrate independence day, a lot of you have raised spirits, most don't know that america's first cocktail was the
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sazerac, it was created in new orleans in 1830, i am post sespe recipe i can't to the sazerac house this week, i have enough lisa and joey for you, but aishah and i are here, we'll hold yours, your thoughts on what you have seen. >> lisa. >> i also have this. >> we'll have our test in a second. >> i think this is just been a beautiful night. it is so great to be able to be on with you, and stand proudly as fellow learns from all different walks of life. all different experiences, but coming together. the point of this night, a point of this day, of independence day, we're all americans, one nation under god. let's stand proudly for the flag. >> and champagne. >> and champagne. >> and sazerac.
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>> yes. >> i don't really drink any more, but i had enough water for us. my beautiful family, my extended family, in my home, watching this and enjoying a cocktail and margarita. i thought about how much i have lo family, i am a grateful important. >> i am great full for my parents. hi, mom and dad. for people like joey, what you said earlier, it touched me to the core, my friends have been texting and it made me cry. >> i am going to reminisce about my last 30 years and everything good. it is no complaints. >> a wonderful way to wrap. i keep thinking back to john adams, said we have to be looking for radiant rays of
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light and glory, i hope we have done that. and i hope you will continue to do that. we raise a glass to america to all of you, god bless america, we're thankful you spent july 4 with us, happy independence day god bless you, love ming with you. >> good night. >> i am thankful for my parents too. >> me too. >> i don't want to get in trouble. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ steve: good evening happy independence day welcome to the next revolution, i am steve hilton, the home of popular populism, no america, my first fourth as an american, i could not be more proud, as you know, a couple of months ago, i became a u.s. citizen, i am so happy to celebrate this special day with you, my fellow americans. it still new for me to say but it has felt like my

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