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Happy Independence Day Messages and Wishes

Oyewole Folarin loves writing greeting-card messages and helping others find the words they need for life's special moments.

Struggling to compose an Independence Day card or text message? Use these examples to get started.

Struggling to compose an Independence Day card or text message? Use these examples to get started.

Need to Write an Independence Day Card?

Independence Day provides our nation with a time to celebrate its independence and freedom. Our national heroes who fought and laid down their lives to secure our independence as a nation deserve to be remembered not only on Independence Day but always.

Politicians often use the occasion to promise to preserve the liberties and freedom we enjoy, work toward improving the welfare of the masses, and continue building a great nation that we all can rely on and be proud of.

Do you need to write an Independence Day message for a friend, coworker, or family member but don’t know how best to go about doing it? Although writing good Independence Day wishes can seem like a time-consuming task, it's actually a fun and patriotic act.

Read through these sample greetings to inspire your note or card’s wording so you can remind your loved ones of the reason we celebrate this historic event every year. You can use one of these sample wishes as-is or combine, adapt, and modify several of them to make your own original Independence Day message.

Short Greetings for Text Messages

Below, you will find some short and to-the-point phrases to use if you want to keep your independence holiday greeting simple and direct. These are perfect for SMS text messages.

  • Let’s salute the nation!
  • I pledge that the labor of our past heroes shall not be in vain.
  • I feel proud to be a part of a prosperous nation.
  • Happy Independence Day!
  • Nothing is as good as living in an independent and self-sustaining nation.
  • Best wishes and happy Independence Day!
  • Here's wishing you a happy Independence Day!
  • Happy birthday to our dear country!
  • Happy 4th of July—enjoy freedom to its fullest today!
  • Let’s remember all of the past heroes who fought for our freedom and unity.
  • Proud to be a Nigerian!
  • Proud to be an American!
  • Proud to be a Native American!
  • May God continue to uplift this country’s glory!
  • May God bless our country!
  • Here's to being born in a free country!
  • Today is a very special day for the nation and its people.
  • Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!
  • I wish you all a safe and happy Independence Day celebration.
  • Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!
  • Keep enjoying freedom to its fullest! Happy 4th.
  • I hope this Independence Day brings you happiness and hope!
  • Here's to our blessed and glorious free nation!
  • Happy 4th of July!
Independence Day greetings should be uplifting, patriotic, and inspirational!

Independence Day greetings should be uplifting, patriotic, and inspirational!

Longer Messages for Cards

  • The future, progress, and development of our great country do not depend solely on technological advancements but on how we build social cohesion and trust between our nation and its people. Let's continue building a great nation we can all rely on and be proud of. Happy 4th of July!
  • As a nation, we need good leaders who we can trust—the kind of leaders who always put the public's wellbeing above their political or personal interests so that the yearnings and aspirations of the common people can be realized. This is my message to all as we mark this year's Independence Day anniversary. Have a fun celebration!
  • As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s remember our past leaders who lost their lives in the battle for the freedom we enjoy today. Have a wonderful Independence Day!
  • Every citizen should have a sense of belonging wherever they find themselves. May all our politicians rise to the great task of building trust between the people and the nation so we can have peace and stability in our country. Here’s wishing everyone a happy freedom day celebration!
  • Freedom does not come so easily. We are all indebted to our national heroes who made this country what it is today. As patriotic citizens, let’s put extra effort into performing our own civic responsibilities. Our diversity should not be seen as a weakness but as our greatest strength. It is only by working together that we can build a resilient and thriving nation.
  • Your contribution to moving the country forward is very important. We need to be mindful of how our actions and inactions affect other people's well-being. Have a fun-filled celebration!
  • Let us be mindful of everything we can do for our nation to make it a place of wealth, peace, and happiness. Here’s wishing you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day!
Independence Day only comes around once a year, so make your message count!

Independence Day only comes around once a year, so make your message count!

  • Here’s wishing you and your family the best the nation has to offer as we celebrate our country’s independence!
  • As we remember our national heroes today, let’s renew our pledge to always uphold our national unity so that we can live together in peace and harmony. Happy Independence Day!
  • May the flag of our country fly higher and higher each year as we mark the anniversary of our independence.
  • Again, it is time for us to show other nations that we are great people from a great nation. Let's continue working toward our dear country's prosperity and betterment. Have a wonderful Independence Day!
  • As we mark our [insert number] Independence Day today, try to think of something that you have done to better the welfare of the people. If nothing comes to mind, then try to think of what you might be able to do in the future. Happy Independence Day!
  • I am pleased and honored to be a part of this peaceful and free nation. Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day celebration.
  • The labor of our past leaders should not be in vain. As we rejoice today, let’s remember them and pledge to always strive our hardest to uphold the freedom and unity they fought for. Have a wonderful Independence Day!
Feel free to adjust the content and wording of these messages to your liking.

Feel free to adjust the content and wording of these messages to your liking.

  • Today marks our nation’s [insert number] Independence Day. We need to be mindful of our attitude toward others, say no to corruption, and give every citizen a sense of belonging. In doing these things, we can build and sustain the kind of nation our past heroes dreamt of and laid down their lives for.
  • Always remember the sacrifice of our national heroes who took made this country what it is today. United, we stand! Let us work hard and strive together as a united people to build an indivisible nation that is filled with peace, love, happiness, and prosperity.
  • Let’s remind ourselves of the message delivered on the day our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Let’s pledge to always say no to violence and terrorism, protect the nation’s security and unity, and feel proud of being citizens of this great country. Here’s wishing you a fun-filled Independence Day!
  • This country deserves your loyalty not only on a special day like this but always. Have a fun celebration!
  • Each time I remember those who laid down their lives for this day of freedom we are celebrating, tears roll down my cheeks. I wish they were alive today to see how the country is progressing toward greatness.
  • If given an opportunity to be born into this world again, I will choose to live my life over and over in this great country filled with happiness, love, and shared prosperity. Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day in Countries Around the World

CountryIndependence Day DateColonial Ruler

United States

4th of July, 1776



1st of July, 1867



7th of September, 1822



15th of August, 1947



14th of August, 1947



12th of June, 1898


South Africa

11th of December, 1931



1st of October, 1960



31st of August, 1957



25th February, 1961



3rd of October, 1932


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MANSIR on September 30, 2019:


Mary and Martin Smith on July 03, 2019:

Enjoy Independence Day and all it means today as all your yesterdays.

ADRITA on August 15, 2018:

happy Independence Day

Piyush patel on August 14, 2018:

Happy independence

Sai reddy on August 13, 2018:

Happy independence day for great indians on August 15th

Wasim on August 08, 2018:

Very nice messages and quotes

Ekramul on August 08, 2018:

Happy Independence Day

Dumitru Gheorghian, on July 01, 2018:

Vivat 4th of July America !

I am Dumitru Gheorghian from Romania, American citizen.

The most important holiday of our world it's 4th of July. That it's like a

Holy Day not only for Americans people.

Democracy as an ideal was defined in Athens by Greeks over 2 thousands years ago.America evolution deserve great respect for the

first experiment of democrasy and then followed as a model for the whole world.

During the second war, as a child, I heard about America first time.

At any cross, people was using to say, Americans are coming to liberate Romania and overcome to install communism by wild soviet

army.Communism was not at all welcome. Synthetically, the best is

expressed by less than 1000 communists, and from that about 900

were not true Romanians! In my school beginning classes I yelled

many times, Americans are coming. Two times teachers heard me

and punished me, kicked back me. That was my dream in school, university, my engineering work, without coming Americans.

As an engineer specialist I was happy to be selected and conduct

many telecommunications specialist workers in Algeria and Greeks.

From Greeks I was accepted by America in 1983.

I was very happy to start my working and I appreciated the technique

,organisations and managements a lot.

By 1984, I observed how American technology was transfered outside for higher profit and Americans people was losing their jobs.

For that I was very happy and satisfied in the last time when I read and heard, America First ! Was very normal.

For the Great 4th of July, Americans Independent Day, it's an excellent occasion to Remember that Romania will celebrate 100 years on Dec 1, 2018 since Transilvania genetically unified to Romania. That great and correct act was possible only with the

intervention act in American Congress in 1918(14 Points) by the great President Woodrow Wilson.

I hope, in this centenary year, as a gratitude, a statue in Bucharest

for President Woodrow Wilson will be installed.

I hope and wish never, ever communism in America.

A Very Happy American Independence!

Dumitru Gheorghian

Ajay chello on August 14, 2017:

Happy independence day

parashuramgoud on August 14, 2017:

happy Independence day

BIKKY and all WhatsApp group on August 10, 2017:

HAPPY independence day