Pastor King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, where he went to help black-pickers who went on strike for equal pay. In the United States, Independence Day, also called is the 4th of July, a federal holiday to commemorate the Declaration of Independence, signed in 1776. This holiday is often accompanied by parades, open-air festivals, and many events. public ceremony. Since 1777, fireworks have been set to celebrate the holiday. Independence Day is greeted with patriotic expressions. Many politicians often give speeches praising the American heritage and people. Families often do outdoor parties, often with distant relatives, because they have more weekends. The parade takes place on the morning of the 4th, in the evening there is often spectacular fireworks. During the holidays, many families fly American flags in front of their homes to celebrate.