Two-hundred and thirty-seven years later, the United States still knows how to celebrate its independence.
Americans across the country gathered Thursday for 4th of July festivities. From the reopening of the Statue Of Liberty, to the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest, there was plenty of pomp and circumstance.
Check out the Independence Day scenes below:

July 4th Pictures 2013
1 of 22
Getty Images
  • Next