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By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jul 04, 2007

A happy 4th of July to all our readers in the US-- or outside the US for that matter.

If you're wondering what is THE best way to celebrate Independence Day, how about this plan, being carried out by former CWN hand Dom Bettinelli? Can you top it? Not a chance!

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 04, 2007 9:29 PM ET USA

    Thanks Phil. It was as amazing as I thought I would be. I've since added a story, photos, and video to bring you all along on my once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 04, 2007 11:18 AM ET USA

    My grandfather served on both the Guardo Constitution in Boston and the Constellation, presently in Baltimore, when they were training ships. I flew into Logan on July 4, 1976 and, from the air, witnessed "Old Ironsides" on its famous trip to Marblehead. It was thrilling beyond words. My family has about 35 veterans going back to the Civil War. Almost all were in the Navy including my father, my brothers and me. May God bless America and "Mend our every fault!" I am proud of my Country!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 04, 2007 10:41 AM ET USA

    We're going shopping for Fourth of July sales at the mall.