In our country’s storied history, Independence Day is certainly significant. Most importantly because it was truly our birth as a nation. It commemorates the Declaration of Independence being adopted into law by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This freed the original colonies from British rule and granted us independence. Now, 245 years later, we recognize July 4 as a day synonymous with freedom, loyalty to country and patriotism.
Because of the importance of July 4, there is almost always a big celebration going on in the United States. Every year, it becomes an ideal opportunity to host family outings, picnics, fireworks, barbeques, and baseball games, all under the stirring banner of the Red, White, and Blue. While 2020 stifled a lot of these annual events, the outlook for 2021 is looking great. With more people receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and general ease of social restrictions, many Independence Day celebrations, both private and public, are occurring on Sunday, July 4, and throughout the holiday weekend.
To honor this moment in our nation’s history, we have compiled a list of 10 Unique Patriotic Tributes for Independence Day. We’ve selected some of our most distinctive homages to military service, American history, and the heroic patriots who have made our country a place to be proud of. While any of these would make incredibly poignant gifts for the special people in your life, they are also dramatic ways to shine a spotlight on the U.S.A. in your own home and on the go.
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U.S. Air Force™ Wall Clock
July 4 is the perfect time to put your Air Force™ devotion on display! This officially licensed atomic clock is completely self-setting and lights up automatically when it senses darkness. Emblazoned with the Air Force emblem against the backdrop of Old Glory, the clock is finely crafted of weather-resistant metal so you can show your Air Force loyalty inside or out.
Army: A Tribute to Excellence Levitating Tribute
Did you know the Army was established one year before we became a nation? This unique homage honors our oldest and largest military branch. Witness a golden tribute disc, recalling the U.S. Army seal, actually float and rotate in mid-air. What’s more, the handsome curved base lights up to cast a reverent glow on the levitating Army disc.
U.S. Coast Guard Personalized Tote Bag
No matter where you go, you can take your Coast Guard loyalty with you. And everyone will always know it’s you! That’s because this officially licensed canvas messenger bag can be personalized with your name right on the front. Boasting a full-color emblem patch, antiqued metals stars and the est. date, it’s a handsome on-the-go homage to the Coast Guard.
Semper Fi – History of the Marine Corps Sculpture Collection
Chart the history of the United States Marine Corps with this museum-quality collection. Each officially licensed cold-cast bronze sculpture portrays a heroic Marine from the Continental Marines of 1775 to modern day, dressed in a uniform true to their time period. They all come together to complete the inspiring words from “The Marines’ Hymn.”
United States Navy Cuckoo Clock
Strike up a stirring salute to the United States Navy every minute! This impressive wall clock makes a dramatic presentation in the home of any sailor or Navy loyal with its iconic symbols, revered flags and “anchor” weights. And wait until you witness the marking of the hour, announced with an eagle “cuckoo” to the tune of “Anchors Aweigh.”
Land of the Free Floor Lamp
The beauty of America always shines through with this patriotic floor lamp. Standing an impressive 5 feet high, it showcases the soaring eagle artwork of wildlife artist Ted Blaylock across all four sides. And when you light up its wrinkle-resistant fabric shade with the convenient hands-free floor pedal, it makes a breathtaking statement of liberty and freedom.
Pride of America Sculpture
Our great country is free because of the service of our brave veterans. Witness their sacrifice given a soaring tribute with this fully dimensional sculpture starring a waving American flag and a bronzed eagle. Just flip a switch and the presentation becomes even more dramatic when LED lights in the base shine upward for a powerful display of artistry and patriotism.
God Bless America Personalized Welcome Sign Collection
Greet your guests with a blessing of beauty, art and patriotism! This handcrafted welcome sign unites the majesty of our Red, White and Blue with the breathtaking eagle imagery of renowned artist Ted Blaylock. From the grand “God Bless America” header, to a plaque personalized with your family’s name, each new issue in your collection is an opportunity to bring the American spirit home.
Greatest Aircraft of WWII Zippo®Lighter Collection
This is your chance to soar with the most historic aircraft of World War II. Each genuine Zippo®lighter in this officially licensed collection is guaranteed by Zippo®for life and showcases iconic WWII planes in full color artwork. Plus, the lighters can be displayed perfectly in a sculpted B-17 Bomber display. Edition limited to only 8,000 collections!
God Bless America Diamond Pendant Necklace
Wear a proud tribute to faith and country! This bold necklace boasts a sterling silver plated cross wrapped in a hand-enameled American flag. To punctuate its fervent expression, the custom bail is hand-set with 3 diamond-graced etched stars, while “God Bless America” is etched on the back of the cross. Includes a custom gift box.
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed this star-spangled selection of some of our most compelling patriotic gifts, collectibles, home decor, and jewelry. Whatever your plans for Independence Day, we sincerely trust you have a great day of celebrating the birth of our United States of America with family and friends. Happy 4th of July!10 Unique Patriotic Tributes for Independence Day by The Bradford Exchange