The White House invited hundreds of military families to enjoy volleyball and a picnic of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the cob, ice cream and lemonade. President Obama's daughter Mahlia celebrated her 11th birthday on the Fourth!
Boston marked the day with a turnaround of the Navy's oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution followed by a 21 gun Salute.
And on Brooklyn's Coney Island, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest was won Saturday afternoon by Joey Chestnut, who ate a record 68 dogs!
One couple, along with many others climbed the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty's crown on Saturday. It's been nearly 8 years since visitors were allowed. Aaron Weisinger, 26, got down on one knee , pulled out a diamond ring and proposed to his girlfriend Erica Breder. She squeezed her eyes shut as tears rolled down her cheeks, and whispered an immediate YES!