New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Independence Day is one those days when patriotism is in the air. The occasion is celebrated with great zeal and gusto across the country. The day also reminds us of the sacrifice paid by our freedom fighters to attain freedom from the British.

On this day, the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a speech to the nation.

This will be the first Independence Day speech to be delivered by PM Modi after the victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. This will be followed by the national anthem and a 21-gun salute. The duration of the 21-gun salutes coincides with the length of the national anthem which is 52 seconds.

Several preparations, dress rehearsal is going on at Red Fort to make the event joyful and extraordinary.

As the country celebrates the 73rd Independence Day, we bring you the best messages and quotes that you can share with your loved ones:

1. Thousands laid down their lives so that our country can celebrate this day. Never forget their sacrifices. Happy Independence Day 2019!

2. This Independence Day, let’s take a pledge to protect the peace and unity of our great nation. Happy Independence Day 2019!

3. Celebrate the freedom, celebrate independence. Live freely & enjoy this freedom. Happy Independence Day

4. Let be freedom in mind, soul & body. Faith in your words & pride in you nature. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day

5. Think about of our past and resolve to build over a better future for our country. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day

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Posted By: Aalok Sensharma