For any one out there fighting the odds and embracing a dream; a reminder that anything worth being proud of won't come easy.

One of our content creators decided to spend her first Independence Day in New York City searching for a picture of what it meant to "Be American."

What she found was that happiness, pride and perseverance have the tendency to know no boundaries.

Credits:
Harrison Winter: Executive Producer / Executive Creative Director.
Zack Yanger: Creative Producer.
Ashley Autumn Crane: Director, Writer, DP, Producer, Editor and Color Grader.
Narrator: George J.A. Murray
Music: "Industrial Revolution (Instrumental)" by Immortal Technique. Check out their music at: last.fm/music/Immortal+Technique

Special thanks to all of the New Yorkers who are featured in the video.

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