Please visit http://www.ourtripvideos.com for full video and more free videos. You will find full description on the web site. National Independence Day Parade(NIDP) and Diversified Events. Originally entitled Yankee Doodle, painted by AM Willard that came to be known as The Spirit of 76. Often imitated or parodied, it is a familiar symbol of American patriotism. Independence Day, Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Britain. Families often celebrate this Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and, in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Americas National Independence Day Parade takes place annually on July 4th at 11:45 am in DC, before a street audience of hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Parade consists of invited bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams, VIPs, national dignitaries, and celebrity participants. The Parade is a major national event which seeks to draw the attention of Americans to the real meaning for the holiday. It is a patriotic, flag-waving, red white and blue celebration of Americas birthday! The Parade is co-hosted by the National Park Service and produced by Diversified Events.