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The Obamas' Patriotic Fourth of July Celebrations Over the Years

Jul 2 2016 - 7:00pm

As if being the first family of the United States wasn't enough, the Obamas have another reason to celebrate the Fourth of July: it's Malia Obama's birthday! We've watched the Obama girls grow up [1] before our eyes ever since President Obama took office, and this year, the first daughter will turn 18. Take a look at the first family's Fourth of July celebrations since President Obama took office, then check out the Obama girls' best moments together [2].

The first couple held an Independence Day celebration for military members and their families on the White House lawn in 2015.

First Lady Michelle Obama hugged it out at a BBQ for White House staff and servicemen and women in 2011.

President Obama and First Lady Obama stepped out in white for the festivities in 2014.

Michelle and Sasha, then 6, listened to Barack give a speech at Smokey Row Coffee in Iowa in 2007.

In 2009, the Obamas honored military heroes and their families on the South Lawn of the White House.

Sasha and her dad, then just a presidential candidate, played cards on the campaign trail in 2007.

Michelle wore her red, white, and blue best for a 2010 celebration at the White House.

Michelle and Barack enjoyed themselves as the president greeted military families in 2011.

A patriotic Michelle hugged a guest at the 2010 festivities.

Malia rocked some red, white, and blue face paint in 2009.

Barack got close with some people in the crowd at the 2010 White House party.

The Obamas kept close during the 2009 event.

A patriotic Michelle and Barack walked hand in hand in 2011.

Barack gave Malia a sweet kiss on her birthday in 2009.

Onlookers waved their American flags as the president and first lady greeted people at the White House in 2014.

In 2009, the Obamas took in Washington DC's fireworks.

In 2009, the Obamas made their way outside the White House to shake hands with military families.

Before she was first lady, Michelle Obama helped her husband at a campaign event in Des Moines, IA, in 2007.

Michelle greeted military families at the White House in 2009.

In 2010, Michelle and Barack hustled hand in hand to greet families at that year's barbecue.

Sasha hugged Michelle during a 2007 Fourth of July campaign event.

Barack shared a sweet moment with Sasha in 2007.

Michelle Obama cheered while President Obama addressed members of the military and their families at the 2013 White House BBQ.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle greeted the crowd during the White House Fourth of July BBQ honoring military families in 2013.

The Obamas sported their red, white, and blue best for the 2013 holiday BBQ at the White House.

President Barack Obama waved alongside Michelle during the White House party in 2014.

Michelle hugged it out with Bruno Mars before his performance at the White House in 2015.

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